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bressummer beam

History; Medieval

the lower beam of the front of a gallery upon which the frame of the floor is supported.

collar-beam

History; Medieval

horizontal tie connecting a pair of rafters below the ridge or above the feet.

collegiate

History; Medieval

church served by college of Canons or church Prebendaries.

common law

History; Medieval

the term referring to the legal procedures and interpretations that become universal through general acceptance.

commune concilium

History; Medieval

Norman equivalent of Anglo Saxon Witan. Decision taken at such meetings, either judicial or military, are binding on the vassals.

confession

History; Medieval

the public or private acknowledgment of sinfulness, regarded as necessary to obtain divine forgiveness.

conoids

History; Medieval

the part of a fan vault resembling a cone.

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