red·​den·​do | \ rəˈden(ˌ)dō, reˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of reddendo

Scots law
1 : a clause in a charter specifying the particular duty or service due from a vassal to his superior
2 : the duty specified in a reddendo

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History and Etymology for reddendo

Latin, ablative of reddendum; from its being the first word in such clauses

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“Reddendo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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