feu


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feu

(fjuː)
n
1. (Historical Terms) legal history
a. a feudal tenure of land for which rent was paid in money or grain instead of by the performance of military service
b. the land so held
2. (Law) Scots law a right to the use of land in return for a fixed annual payment (feu duty)
[C15: from Old French; see fee]
Translations

feu

n (Scot) → Lehen nt
References in classic literature ?
And the honest drover, in his warmth, endorsed this moral sentiment by firing a perfect feu de joi at the fireplace.
Ye must then obey me,' said the Earl, and with that were presented unto him certain letters to subscribe, amongst which there was a five years' tack, and a nineteen years' tack, and a charter of feu of all the lands (of Crossraguel, with all the clauses necessary for the Earl to haste him to hell.
The ultimate issue of this affair does not appear; but as the house of Cassilis are still in possession of the greater part of the feus and leases which belonged to Crossraguel Abbey, it is probable the talons of the King of Carrick were strong enough, in those disorderly times, to retain the prey which they had so mercilessly fixed upon.
1840; "Le Culte du Feu," a folio volume of ponderous research into the religion and ritual of the old Persian Ghebers, published in 1841; "La Soiree du Chateau en Espagne," 1 tom.
In a word, those gentlemen, Gascons indeed, so bewildered him with fine words, and he is so flattered by his rapidly established intimacy with the French marshals, and so dazzled by the sight of Murat's mantle and ostrich plumes, qu'il n'y voit que du feu, et oublie celui qu'il devait faire faire sur l'ennemi
Before NetSuite OneWorld, FEU struggled with its on-premise application that provided limited visibility into critical information.
L'epidemie de violence par balle ne sevit pas autant au Canada qu'aux Etats-Unis, mais les lobbys des armes a feu sont actifs ici aussi, et ils tentent depuis des annees de faire barrage ou d'annuler les lois et les politiques progressistes qui visent a reduire ce type de violence.
John Aitken, of Fixby, was production director at the company while Brian Du Feu, who lives at Almondbury, was its accountant.
Described as the foundation of empires by Mirabeau, pot au feu is an ancient dish with innumerable variations.
FEU duties have always been separate from title to land so, when your mother paid off the feu duty, it does not mean she acquired title.
c) FEU, fibrinogen equivalent units; EIA, enzyme immunoassay; DD, d-dimer.