gersum

noun ger·sum \ˈgersəm\

Definition of gersum

plural

-s

  1. :  a fine paid by a vassal in feudal England to his superior usually on taking a holding

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Origin and Etymology of gersum

Middle English, jewel, costly gift, gersum, from Old English gærsum, gærsuma jewel, costly gift, treasure, from Old Norse gersemi, görsemi, from görr ready, equipped + -semi (from -samr -some) — more at yare


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