The Gwirdor (S."Free Land" or "Free Lord-land") was a small unit of Land in the early administration system of the Elendili vaguely equal to a Barony.It was used to refer to any plarger piece of land governed by a "Gwir", or free Lord who was subject to the local Grithion and was not necessarily Knighted or of númenórean blood.Gwir originally was identical or at last equal in rank to Quenya "Faino", but Faino later became an archaic and largely obsolete title for the most powerful local Chieftain or Thain of a drann or formally autonomous tribal shire.

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