of obligations under feudal law
: 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

Word History


Medieval Latin forinsecus, from Latin, from outside, from foris outside + -insecus (as in extrinsecus on the outside)

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“Forinsec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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