Faggot. A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees bound together for use as fuel.
Fallow. Ground that is well ploughed and harrowed, but left uncropped for a whole year or more to recover its fertility.
Fealty. The recognition of the obligation of fidelity on the part of a feudal tenant or vassal to his lord.
Fee. Homage rendered, or fealty promised, by a vassal to a superior. Also, employment, service.
Feudal aid. A pecuniary contribution by a feudal vassal to his lord; limited by Magna Carta to three special occasions.
Fief. An estate in land (in England always a heritable estate), held on condition of homage and service to a superior lord, by whom it is granted and in whom the ownership remains; a fief, feudal benefice.
Fine. A fee (as distinguished from the rent) paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, as on the transfer or alienation of the tenant-right, etc. A fee or charge paid for any privilege.
Fold. To place sheep in a fold or folds upon (a piece of ground), for the purpose of manuring it.
Frankpledge. The system by which every member of a tithing was answerable for the good conduct of, or the damage done by, any one of the other members. View of frankpledge: a court held periodically for the production of the members of a tithing, later of a hundred or manor.