Definition of KNIGHT S SERVICE


KNIGHT S SERVICE

Eng. law. It was, formerly, a tenure of lands. Those who held by knight s service were called: milites qui per loricas terras suas defendunt;: soldiers who defend the country by their armor. The incidents of knight s service were. homage, fealty, warranty, wardship, marriage, reliefs, heriots, aids, escheats, and forfeiture. Vide Socage.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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