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Meaning of FIEF

Pronunciation:  feef

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a piece of land held under the feudal system

FIEF is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: feoff
 See Also: acres, demesne, estate, land, landed estate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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