In feudal and old English legislation. These types of services as were stinted (limited or defined) in volume, and may uot be exceeded on any pretense; as to pay a stated yearly rent, or to plow such a field for 3 days. 2 Bl. Comm. 61.
It has been defined to be the right which a clerk has to enjoy certain ecclesiastical revenues on condition of discharging certain services prescribed by the canons, or by usage, or by the conditions under which his office has been founded.