|aketon. A padded cloth tunic worn for protection in combat. |
|almoner. An administrative officer responsible for distributing charity. |
|almonry. A building in a monastery used as a charitable residence for the poor. |
|bailey. A large enclosed area within a castle. |
|barbican. A fortified enclosure outside a gate, designed to protect it. |
|battlements or crenellations. Openings at the top of a fortified wall to allow defenders to shoot through. |
|bolter. A person who sifts flour through a sifting-cloth. |
|braies. A type of loose trousers worn as underwear. |
|canon. One of a body of priests serving in a cathedral or in a community of priests living under a monastic-style rule. |
|coif. A simple linen cap or bonnet worn by men. |
|confession. A religious ceremony in which the individual confesses his sins to a priest. |
|confirmation. A religious ceremony admitting an individual as a full member of the church. |
|cottager. A peasant who holds a cottage but no lands in the village fields. |
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Book title: Daily Life in Medieval Europe.
Contributors: Jeffrey L. Singman - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 227.
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