at the beginning of feudal legislation. A benefice; a permanent stipendiary property; the same in what ended up being a while later called a "fief," "feud," or "fee." 3 Steph. Comm. 77, note i; Spelman. In civil-law. Good results or favor; any particular privilege. Dig. 1, 4, 3; Cod. 7, 71; Mackeld. Rom. Legislation,
The beneficium was to be as practically irrevocable as the oath of fidelity.