Some articles on forals:

Anadia Municipality, Portugal - History
... during its formative age, was not developed from the implementation of forals as was the traditional method of instituting land development ... But, in the historical Aveiro district on three forals were instituted to promote development Ferreiros, Fontemanha and Vale de Avim (centers that were part of the older parish of Moita) ... There have been posterior references to forals conceded in this area (in Avelãs de Caminho, for example), but they were insufficiently explained to indicate that the forals were more ...