adjective fo·rin·sec \fəˈrin(t)sə̇k\

Definition of forinsec

of obligations under feudal law

  1. :  extraordinary in nature or performed away from the holding of a mesne lord for his superior forinsec service included foreign military service, the supplying of labor, and certain payments

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Origin and Etymology of forinsec

Medieval Latin forinsecus, from Latin, from outside, from foris outside + -insecus (as in extrinsecus on the outside) — more at forum, extrinsic

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capable of being understood in two ways

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