Of Predium. cap. 50.
PRedium is a field or demaine, that an husbande ordeineth for himselfe, and chooseth before all other, as Isidore saith. And properly it is a place, in which an husband buildeth his house and dwel∣ling place in the middle of his owne fieldes. Or it is called Predium, for that in olde time men held fieldes, that they tooke in battaile and in war, in the name of a pray, as Isidore sayth: and is called Predium, as it were Preuidium, puruei∣aunce.