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Fiars

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Fiars fī′arz (Scot.) the prices of grain legally struck or fixed for the year at the Fiars Court, so as to regulate the payment of stipend, rent, and prices not expressly agreed upon.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Conn. with fiar, the holder of a fee (q.v.).

Usage

In literature:

The old lady was certainly absolute fiar, and might dispose of it in full right of property.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Chartrand look like he on fiar, he so red, he so mad, he swell up same like ole bull frog.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
It is not known when or how the practice of "striking the fiars," as it is called, originated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
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