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fief

noun \ˈfēf\

: a large area of land that was ruled over by a lord in medieval times : a feudal estate

Full Definition of FIEF

1
:  a feudal estate :  fee
2
:  something over which one has rights or exercises control <a politician's fief>
fief·dom \-dəm\ noun

Examples of FIEF

  1. <the logistics of the relief effort is the director's fief>

Origin of FIEF

French, from Old French — more at fee
First Known Use: circa 1611

Other History Terms

agonistic, carpetbagger, enceinte, historiography, paladin

Rhymes with FIEF

FIEF Defined for Kids

fief

noun \ˈfēf\

Definition of FIEF for Kids

:  an estate of land given to a vassal by a feudal lord

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