forinsec

adjective

fo·​rin·​sec
fəˈrin(t)sə̇k
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

Etymology

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 2 Mar. 2024.

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