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feu

(fjuː)
n
1. (Historical Terms) legal history
a. a feudal tenure of land for which rent was paid in money or grain instead of by the performance of military service
b. the land so held
2. (Law) Scots law a right to the use of land in return for a fixed annual payment (feu duty)
[C15: from Old French; see fee]
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feu

n (Scot) → Lehen nt
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