Middle English Dictionary Entry

gersum(e n.
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(a) A treasured object, valuable possession; also, a gift or reward; (b) coll. treasure, valuables, movable possessions; (c) gold and ~, etc. [See also gold n., sense 2.]
A manorial rent; a payment made by the tenant to his lord (usually on a special occasion, such as receiving an estate or inheritance, marriage, etc.); -- also used in pl.