Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A participant in a feud.
  • n. A specialist in feudal law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who takes part in feuds.
  • n. A writer on feuds; a person versed in feudal law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writer on feuds; a person versed in feudal law.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A writer on feuds; one versed in feudal law.
  • n. One living under the feudal system.

Etymologies

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feud +‎ -ist

Examples

  • To speak of his feud to a feudist is a serious breach of the mountain etiquette.

    Whirligigs

  • Sirven, who exercised in that province the profession of a feudist.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Grace learns that Tom Gray is in the feudist country.

    Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers

  • As the trembling old woman gaped, the eye of the slain feudist opened and shut.

    Blue Ridge Country

  • He died in a hospital down in the Blue Grass where white-clad nurses and grave-faced doctors with a knowing of the miracles of modern surgery and medicine could not prolong the life of the aged feudist for one short second.

    Blue Ridge Country

  • As he stood in that bleak and lonely cabin, lost in the desolate wastes of snow, he was simply the clansman -- the feudist -- the primitive avenger.

    The Snowshoe Trail

  • But the inheritance from feudist ancestors was strong in young Clanton.

    A Man Four-Square

  • He was once more a tribal feudist of the border land.

    A Man Four-Square

  • Where long-haired feudist Hotspurs bite the dust ...

    The Chinese Nightingale and Other Poems

  • Even the Kentucky feudist is after a sort an Old Testament religionist, who has not gone beyond the idea of the "blood avenger" of Mosaic permission.

    The old South,

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