(a.), a term used to denote certain juridical categories of landed estates in Syria in the time of the Mamlūks. The word has no connection with the Arabic root f.-ṣ.-l ., but is derived, according to al-Nuwayrī, Nihāya , viii, 256, “from the Frankish” vassal .
Cl. Cahen, in JESHO, xviii (1975), 238.
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition
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