To suffer the loss of
The conspiracy failed, and Eustace was sentenced to forfeit his English fiefs.
In return for these privileges the lord was liable to forfeit his rights if he neglected to protect and defend the tenant or did anything injurious to the feudal relation.
"Another forfeit for a Gallicism," said a Russian writer who was present.
If he bought property belonging to a feudal holding, or to a ward in chancery, he had to return it and forfeit what he gave for it as well.
Owen's estates were declared forfeit and vigorous measures threatened by the English government.
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