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Farding, n. Also: fardyng, fardin, -ine, -en(e, -ein. [e.m.E. farding, -yng (16th c.), var. of farthing, ME. ferthing, OE. féorðing, -ung.]

1. A farthing. Of ilk sek of corne … , and it excede a bol, it sal gyf … a farding; Acts I. 303/2.
Of a hid at the oute passing a fardyng; Ib. 304/2.
That … the small penny and the fardyng sal haue the same cours that thai hade of befor the first proclamacione made in the parliament; 1468 Acts II. 92/1.
Seing that Christ hes already … payit God for the outmest fardine he could crave of vs; Bann. Memor. 328.
The peple called Cornubii … not granteng a farding to the king; Dalr. II. 113/30.
Tuentie merk gevin … James Steuart, bailyie, … quhen he raid last to Edinburgh about the coinyie of fardingis; 1631 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 7.
He camme to me, not hauing ane farding in his pokat; 1656 Blairs P. 90.

2. Farding land, the fourth part of a pennyland. The bischoppis land xvij d terre & iij farding terre; 1507 Orkney Rentals I. 80.
The said fardin land is haldin in superioritie off the ayris off Wm Angus; 1554 Inverness Sheriff Ct. 28.
[I] be the tenour of this present writ sellis … ane half fardein land; 1567 Rec. Earld. Orkney 285.
The farding-land of Eddercalloch, … the farden-land of Lewnow; 1672 Highland P. I. 254.

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