The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ferm \Ferm\, Ferme \Ferme\, n.[See Farm.] Rent for a farm; a farm; also, an abode; a place of residence; as, he let his land to ferm. [Obs.]
Out of her fleshy ferme fled to the place of pain.
n. 1 (label en obsolete) rent for a farm 2 (label en obsolete) a farm 3 (label en obsolete) an abode or place of residence
Usage examples of "ferm".
The later charter, for instance, although in the main lines following the older charter, makes no mention of Middlesex being let to ferm nor of any appointment of sheriff or justiciar being vested in the citizens.
Thirdly, the citizens held the city by grant of former kings, at a fee ferm for all services payable into the exchequer, and on that account ought not to be talliaged.
Acts were passed regulating the payment of mortuary fees and the fees for probate, whilst another Act restricted the holding of pluralities and the taking of ferms by church-men.
Anne Fausto-Sterling counts at least five anatomical genders: herms, merms, and ferms, as well as females and males.