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fief

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noun \ˈfēf\

Simple Definition of fief

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

Full Definition of fief

  1. 1 :  a feudal estate :  fee

  2. 2 :  something over which one has rights or exercises control <a politician's fief>

fief·dom play \-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

Rhymes with fief


FIEF Defined for Kids

fief

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noun \ˈfēf\

Definition of fief

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




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