feudist

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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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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.
Even when one is able to think beyond the tired, old depictions of dirt-poor mountaineers, moonshiners, feudists like the Hatfields and McCoys, Protestant fundamentalists and snake-handlers, or the singers of old-time British ballads to the region's famously embattled coal miners, commonplace images, nonetheless, are of white "Anglo-Saxons." Appalachia's once large African American population is frequently overlooked.