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fief


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fief  \Fief\,  n.  [F.  fief;  of  German  origin,  and  the  same  word  as 
  E.  fee.  See  {Fee},  and  cf  {Feud},  a  tief.]  (Law) 
  An  estate  held  of  a  superior  on  condition  of  military 
  service;  a  fee;  a  feud.  See  under  {Benefice},  n.,  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fief 
  n  :  a  piece  of  land  held  under  the  feudal  system  [syn:  {feoff}] 




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