This house is bound (i.e., legally mine) as I bind it (i.e., because I am its rightful owner).See the top of page 2 here.
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A medieval lord says an old formula claiming to be the heir of a manor:
This House is bound as I bind it, its coins flow as I bid, and as I speak, so shall Este stand
Este is for the family name
What is this formula really saying? Bind and bid are here difficult words. Not the least stand.
Is this sentence saying something like:
This House is ruled as I rule it, its coins flow as I wish, and as I say, this is the character of the Estes.
Any assistance will be very appreciated.
What about?This house is bound (i.e., legally mine) as I bind it (i.e., because I am its rightful owner).Thank You for the aswer. Is the rest of my proposal correct?
This household is obligated to me as I obligate it, or as I see fit.