What is FIRMA?

In old English law. The contract of lease or letting; also the rent (or farm)reserved upon a lease of lands, which was frequently payable in provisions, butsometimes in money, in which latter case it was called “alba flrma,” white rent. A messuage,with the house and garden belonging thereto. Also provision for the table; abanquet; a tribute towards the entertainment of the king for one night.

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