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From Latin faldagium, from Old English fald (whence English fold). Compare foldage.


faldage (countable and uncountable, plural faldages)

  1. (law, obsolete) A privilege of setting up, and moving about, folds for sheep, in any fields within manors, in order to manure them; often reserved to himself by the lord of the manor.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spelman to this entry?)
  2. (law, obsolete) A fee paid for exemption from this.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for faldage in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)