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- n. Land held in feudal tenure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scots law: A free and gratuitous right to lands granted to one for service to be performed by him according to the proper tenure thereof; specifically, a right to the use and enjoyment of lands, houses, or other heritable subjects of perpetuity, in consideration of agricultural services or an annual payment in grain or money, called feu-duty, and certain other contingent burdens.
- n. The land or piece of ground so held; a fief.
- To make a feu of; vest in one who pays the annual feu-duty.
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