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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