feudist

feud·ist 1

 (fyo͞o′dĭst)
n.
A participant in a feud.

feud·ist 2

 (fyo͞o′dĭst)
n.
A specialist in feudal law.
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feudist

(ˈfjuːdɪst)
n
US a person who takes part in a feud or quarrel
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feud•ist1

(ˈfyu dɪst)

n.
a participant in a feud.
[1900–05, Amer.]

feud•ist2

(ˈfyu dɪst)

n.
a writer or authority on feudal law.
[1600–10]
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feudist

1. a specialist in law relating to the feudal system.
2. a person who holds or Iets land under the provisions of the feudal system.
See also: Law
a person who participates in a feud or other conflict.
See also: Conflict
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Born 27 May 1866 in Russellville, Kentucky, Porter came to Canada at the age of thirty-four, leaving behind an adventure-filled past, which included episodes as a legal counsel, Kentucky outlaw and feudist, soldier of fortune, and Yukon prospector.
To present yourself as a feudist is to make it quite difficult to achieve what I would have thought would be every memoir-writer's dream, to come across as a deeply sympathetic character.
Born in the United States, he came to Canada at age thirty-four, leaving behind an adventure-filled past as a legal counsel, Kentucky outlaw and feudist, soldier of fortune and Yukon prospector.
Some 70 years later, another young man, one of southern Appalachia's most feared and despised feudists, is likewise found dead inside a deserted millhouse under mysterious circumstances.