Affeer
Affeer Af*feer", v. t. [OF. aforer, afeurer, to tax, appraise, assess, fr. L. ad + forum market, court of justice, in LL. also meaning price.] 1. To confirm; to assure. [Obs.] ``The title is affeered.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Old Law) To assess or reduce, as an arbitrary penalty or amercement, to a certain and reasonable sum. [1913 Webster]

Amercements . . . were affeered by the judges. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • affeer — v. assess, estimate; reduce to a fixed amount …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Affeer — ♦ To settle the amount of an amercement, to assess. (Bennett, H.S. Life on the English Manor: A Study of Peasant Conditions, 1150 1400, 337) Related terms: Affeeror …   Medieval glossary

  • affeer — af·feer …   English syllables

  • affeer — /afir/ To assess, liquidate, appraise, fix in amount …   Black's law dictionary

  • affeer — /afir/ To assess, liquidate, appraise, fix in amount …   Black's law dictionary

  • affeer — əˈfi(ə)r transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English afferen, affuren, from Middle French affeurer, afforer, from a (from Latin ad ) + feur, fuer market price, tax, from Medieval Latin forum market price, from Latin, market place more …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amercement — A*merce ment, n. [OF. amerciment.] The infliction of a penalty at the discretion of the court; also, a mulct or penalty thus imposed. It differs from a fine, in that the latter is, or was originally, a fixed and certain sum prescribed by statute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amercement royal — Amercement A*merce ment, n. [OF. amerciment.] The infliction of a penalty at the discretion of the court; also, a mulct or penalty thus imposed. It differs from a fine, in that the latter is, or was originally, a fixed and certain sum prescribed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amerciament — Amercement A*merce ment, n. [OF. amerciment.] The infliction of a penalty at the discretion of the court; also, a mulct or penalty thus imposed. It differs from a fine, in that the latter is, or was originally, a fixed and certain sum prescribed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Affeeror — ♦ Officer responsible for assessing manorial amercements and fines. (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 233) Related terms: Affeer …   Medieval glossary

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