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

    A man; a feudal tenant or vassal.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat A man; a human being, male or female; a vassal or feudal tenant; a retainer, dependent or servant.
    —Homo chartularius. A slave manumitted by charter
    —Homo commendatus. In feudal law. One who surrendered himself into the power of another for the sake of protection or support. See Commendation.
    —Homo ecclesiasticus. A church vassal; one who was bound to serve a church, especially to do service of an agricultural character. Spelman.
    —Homo exercitatis. A man of the army, (exercitus;) a soldier.
    —Homo feodalis. A vassal or tenant; one who held a fee, (feodum,) or part of a fee. Spelman,
    —Homo fiscalis, or fiscalinus. A servant or vassal belonging to the treasury or fiscus.
    — Homo francus. In old English law. A freeman. A Frenchman.
    —Homo ingenuus. A free man. A free and lawful man. A yeoman.
    —Homo liber. A freeman.
    —Homo ligius. A liege man; a subject; a king's vassal. The vassal of a subject
    —Homo novus. In feudal law. A new tenant or vassni ; one who was invested with a new fee. Spelman. Also one who, after conviction of a crime, had bcen pardoned, thus "making a' new man of him."
    —Homo pertinens. In feudal law. A feudal bondman or vassal; one who belonged to the soil, (qui glebæ adscribitur.)
    —Homo regius. A king's vassal.
    —Homo Romanus. A Roman. An appellation given to the old inhabitants of Gaul and other Roman provinces, and retained in the laws of the barbarous nations. Spelman.
    —Homo trium litterarum. A man of the three letters; that is, the three letters, "f," "n." "r;" the Latin word fur meaning "thief."