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1. See fee.
2. A fiefdom.
[French, from Old French feu, fief; see fee.]
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(Historical Terms) (in feudal Europe) the property or fee granted to a vassal for his maintenance by his lord in return for service
[C17: from Old French fie, of Germanic origin; compare Old English fēo cattle, money, Latin pecus cattle, pecūnia money, Greek pokos fleece]
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1. a fee or feud held of a feudal lord; a tenure of land subject to feudal obligations.
2. a territory held in fee.
[1605–15; < French, variant of Old French fieu, fie, c. Anglo-French fe fee< Germanic]
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Feudal System, heritable land in return for service as a vassal. The right to hold. Also called feoff, feud.See also: Property and Ownership
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fief[fiːf] N → feudo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
fief[ˈfiːf] n → fief m
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n (Hist) → Lehen nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
fief[fiːf] n → feudo
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