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Same as farm. From Saxon Feorme. A lease of land under a certain rent. A corporation or partnership.

About the time of William the Conqueror, Rents for Lands were reserved to the lords, or great landed proprietors, in victuals, and other necessaries for their use ; but afterwards, (perhaps about the reign of Henry the First,) these Rents were generally altered, and commuted to monied payments.

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