Old Flemish Words List R-S

Old Flemish Words compiled by Etienne Elskens

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Ratificeren: sanction, corroborate

Reciteteren: recite

Redresseren: make good, mend, repair

Refereren: refer to

Regenoten, regnoten: adjacent, border on

Reguarderende: concerning, regarding

Reijchel: beam placed horizontally

Reitereren: repeat, restart

Reli(e)vement: restoration in lost rights

Relieven: claim which the vassal paid the feudal lord

Rembourseren: reimburse

Remigie: coach-house

Rentgelder, rentgever, rentgelderse: he who must pay interest for lent capital

Rentlichter: collector of the rent

Renunciatie: denunciation, withdrawal

Repudiatie: dismissal of an inheritance

Requesten: request

Requireeren: desire, demand of rights, request

Rescibent: defender

Reserveren: reserve

Respecte: respect

Responderen: account for, answer for

Restitutie: restitution

Restrictie├źn: restriction

Revenuen: profits, revenues

Roede: 14.2 acre

Rush ende roof: all existing crops

Salvo: with reservation

Salvo justo: about, without damage

Schaerbosch: forest that after a stipulated time, five years or more, is cut down

Schoth en loth: share in tax portion

Schuerbaer: vegetation ripe for thrashing in the barn

Sententie: sentence, verdict, to judge

Sententieren: taxes that are tied to ownership of intangible goods

Sive: or

Smaldeelinge: further distribution of property

Solemniteijten: ceremonies

Solutum: for the total sum (paid off)

Solvit: has paid

Sonderlinge: especially

Sterfman: vassal of a feudal estate by whose death an amount must be paid to the feudal lord

Sterfvrouwe: liege lady

Sub littera: subscript under letter

Subaltern: sale by auction

Subhastatie: sale by auction

Subject: subject

Subnissie: fine, bail, security

Subsisteren: continue to exist

Suffisanteren: doing enough for fixed demands

Suppleren, supplieren: plea, beg, request

Suranneringe: expired, superannuated

Surrogeren: replace

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