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Ulema:
The doctors of Muslim religious law, tradition, and theology.
   (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 627)


Undercroft:
Basement, cellar.
   (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415)

Related terms: Cellar


Uniate:
An Orthodox believer who has accepted Church Union with Rome and submitted to the pope; in most cases the popes allowed the Uniates to retain their own services.
   (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 627)


Urbs:
See: Oppidum


Uses:
Effectively a form of trust whereby land or income from land was held by a number of trustees for the use of another person.
   (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272-1461, 369)


Usury:
The interest charged on a loan. Forbidden by church law (based upon biblical). Commonly used by Knight Hospitallers and Knight Templars in later medieval times.
   (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms)


Utrum:
An assize to discover "whether" (utrum) land was held by lay fee or in fee alms, i.e., for spiritual services like praying for souls.
   (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 146)

Related terms: Assize / Darrein Presentment



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