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fyrd

[furd] /fɜrd/
noun
1.
the militia in Anglo-Saxon England.
2.
the duty to serve in this militia.
Origin of fyrd
< Old English fyrd, fierd, akin to faran to go, fare
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fyrd

/fɪəd; faɪəd/
noun
1.
(history) the local militia of an Anglo-Saxon shire, in which all freemen had to serve
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