Definition of Knight's service
1. Noun. Land tenure by service to the lord as a knight.
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Literary usage of Knight's service
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1. Civil Government in the United States: Considered with Some Reference to Its by John Fiske (1890)
"If any do hold of us by fee-farm, or by socage, or by bur- gage, and he hold also lands of any other by knight,s service, we will not have the custody of ..."
2. The Common Law of Kent: Or, The Customs of Gavelkind. With an Appendix by Thomas Robinson (1822)
"But all lands, tenements, and fees in Ancient Kent, originally holden by ancient tenure kri«1Jt *"'. ot knight s service, are descendible to the Kent not ..."
3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"... £c. such tenure is tenure in socage, and not knight' s service. But where the summe which the tenant shall pay for ..."
4. A Dictionary of Weights and Measures for the British Isles: The Middle Ages by Ronald Edward Zupko (1985)
"... an amount of land needed to support a knight and his family for a period of one year. In this sense, the knight s fee (also called knight s service or ..."