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BLANCH FEE, or BLANCH HOLDING (from F...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 40 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BLANCH FEE, or BLANCH HOLDING (from Fr. blanc, white), an ancient tenure in Scottish land law, the duty payable being in silver or white money in contradistinction to gold. The phrase was afterwards applied to any holding of which the quit-rent was merely nominal, such as a penny, a peppercorn, &c.
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