The Britannia Lexicon

IMPOST :
the top member of a pier or wall upon which the weight of an arch rests.

INFIDEL :
anyone having a strong adversity to Christianity, a generic term for "non-Christian."

INTERDICT :
the ecclesiastical banning in an area of all sacraments except for baptism and extreme unction. In general it does not ban high feast days. Used to force persons/institution/community or secular lords to a view dictated by the church/pope.

INLAND :
land exempt from tax (See Warland).

IONIC :
elegant column, sometimes fluted, with ram's horn capital.

JAMBS :
the sides of a window, doorway or niche.

JUBILEE :
year of remission, in which plenary indulgences for sin might be obtained by making a pilgrimage to Rome.

JUS PRIMAE NOCTIS :
the right by which a lord may sleep first night with the bride of a newly married serf, although the custom may be avoided by the payment of a fine.

JUSTICIAR :
the head of the royal judicial system and the king's viceroy when absent from the country.




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