blood feud


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blood feud

n.
A feud involving the members of a family or clan.

blood feud

n
(Sociology) a feud in which the members of hostile families or clans murder each other

feud1

(fyud)

n.
1. Also called blood feud. a bitter continuous hostility, esp. between families, clans, etc., lasting for many years or generations.
2. a bitter quarrel or contention; argument.
v.i.
3. to engage in a feud.
[1300–50; alter. of fead, Middle English fede < Middle French fe(i)de < Germanic; compare Old High German fēhida. See foe, -th1]

feud2

(fyud)

n.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin feudum, variant of feodum. See fief]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood feud - a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other
feud - a bitter quarrel between two parties
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During the last war James's father, the tenth duke - a Northumberland Hussar - saddled a horse and rode from Alnwick to the Duke of Buccleuch's estate at Drumlanrig in Dumfries to ask for his daughter's hand, so uniting the Douglases of Buccleuch and the Percys of Northumberland and ending a centuries-old blood feud.
Hatfield And McCoy Feud: Kingdom Of The Hollow, The Story Of The Hatfields And McCoys by Phillip Hardy (Staff Writer for the "Sound of the Sirens" online magazine) is the famous story of a blood feud between two struggling families and their kinfolk and friends in the years following the economic hardships which descended upon their mountain region after the end of the debilitating American Civil War.
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