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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He had no desire to follow this strange white man who was afraid at night; he had less to remain at the tender mercies of the Big Bwana's lusty warriors, between whom and his people there was long-standing blood feud; and he was more than delighted, into the bargain, for a legitimate excuse for deserting his much hated Swede master.
File Photo - Al-Azhar Sheikdom CAIRO, July 11 (MENA) - Al Azhar higher committee for blood feud reconciliation, under former Al Azhar undersecretary Abbas Shoman, called on the Islamic Research Complex to adopt awareness programs on the jeopardy of blood feuds and feelings of vengeance on the community's safety.
"I wrote Blood Feud. Kerry Casey came purely out of my imagination.
His death comes amid a blood feud that has also seen three of his other brothers killed.
Let's not forget, of course, that he had already lost three brothers because of the blood feud that his decision to violate local customs and expose the honour killings triggered.
Last month on Oct 31, three people had lost their lives and two had sustained bullet wounds in a clash between two groups over blood feud in Sherikhel village of Darra Pezu town.
Blood Feud - Anna Smith, Quercus - out Thursday WHEN Kerry returns to Glasgow for her dodgy brother's funeral she's sucked into her family's gangland world, vowing revenge after the execution of her mum.
It is interesting to note that Russia employs the same barbaric tactics externally and internally used by the former USSR dictator Stalin, who was a Georgian, adopted the traditional Georgian blood feud system, not the rule of international law when dealing with enemies.
In 2007, the SC ordered the arrest of Mr Bijarani, who had presided over a jirga that ordered the forced "marriages" of five girls (2-5yrs) in vani or a blood feud settlement
For instance, young girls given as compensation to settle a blood feud won't integrate willingly into their new household.
SWABI: Two families on Wednesday have peacefully resolved over 100 years blood feud and taken oath on the Holy Quran that they forgave each other for ever and the killing of two precious lives one of the two sides.
"We're looking at politics, drugs, blood feud. But these possible motives are all linked," Southern Police District director Chief Supt.