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  • VIDAME (Lat.
  • The vidame was originally, like the avoue (advocatus), an official chosen by the bishop of the diocese, with the consent of the count.
  • During the Carolingian epoch, indeed, advocatus and vice-dominus were interchangeable terms; and it was only in the 11th century rthat they became generally differentiated: the title of avoue being commonly reserved for nobles charged with the protection of an abbey, that of vidame for those guarding an episcopal see.
  • With the crystallization of the feudal system in the 12th century the office of vidame, like that of avoue, had become an hereditary fief.
  • Thus the vidame de Picquigny was the representative of the bishop of Amiens, the vidame de Gerberoy of the bishop of Beauvais.
 

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