Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Saxon law. A master of a family, keeping house, distinguished from a lower class of freemen, viz., folgeras, (Jolgarii,) who had no habitations of their own, but were house-retainers of their lords.