ger·​sum | \ ˈgersəm\
plural -s

Definition of gersum

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

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History and Etymology for 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)

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