See also: Fielden
- (obsolete) Pertaining to the countryside; rural. [15th-18th c.]
- Characterized by open fields and an agricultural economy; agricultural. [from 17th c.]
- 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society, published 2012, page 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.
- 1972, Christopher Hill, The World Turned Upside Down, Folio Society, published 2016, page 33:
- The reader should remember that husbandmen in fielden parishes formed a majority of the rural population.
- (obsolete) Field land. [17th-18th c.]