forinsec

adjective
fo·​rin·​sec | \ fəˈrin(t)sə̇k \

Definition of forinsec

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

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History and Etymology for forinsec

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

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“Forinsec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forinsec. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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