In old English legislation. A home with land sufficient when it comes to assistance of just one family members. Otherwise labeled as "hida," a hide of land, and also by Bede, "familia." Spelman.
So, the better to repress them, it created in 1369 a chief of the police, with the title of esecutore, and a numerous association of popolani - the company or casata grande of the people - as bulwarks against the nobles, who had been recalled from banishment, and who, though fettered by strict regulations, were now eligible for offices of the state.