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fielden

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EtymologyEdit

From field +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fielden (comparative more fielden, superlative most fielden)

  1. (obsolete) Pertaining to the countryside; rural. [15th-18th c.]
  2. Characterized by open fields and an agricultural economy; agricultural. [from 17th c.]
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 160:
      Religious ignorance was probably particularly common in the heath and forest areas, where society was less rigid and disciplined than in the stable, nucleated villages of the fielden communities.

NounEdit

fielden (plural fieldens)

  1. (obsolete) Field land. [17th-18th c.]