fielden

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Etymology[edit]

From field +‎ -en.

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Adjective[edit]

fielden (comparative more fielden, superlative most fielden)

  1. (obsolete) Pertaining to the countryside; rural. [15th-18th c.]
  2. Characterized by open fields and an agricultural economy; agricultural. [from 17th c.]
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society, published 2012, page 160:
      Religious ignorance was probably particularly common in the heath and forest areas, where society was less rigid and disciplined than in the stable, nucleated villages of the fielden communities.
    • 1972, Christopher Hill, The World Turned Upside Down, Folio Society, published 2016, page 33:
      The reader should remember that husbandmen in fielden parishes formed a majority of the rural population.

Noun[edit]

fielden

  1. (obsolete) Field land. [17th-18th c.]

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