variants: or few \ ˈfyü \
plural -s

Definition of feu

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 Scots law : a feudal benefice : fee

2 Scots law

a : a tenure where the vassal in place of military services makes a return in grain or in money — compare blanch, wardholding
b : a grant of land to be so held
c : a perpetual lease for a fixed rent — compare emphyteusis
3 Scots law : a piece of land held under one of these tenures
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feued; feued; feuing; feus

Definition of feu (Entry 2 of 2)

Scots law
: to grant (land) upon feu

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History and Etymology for feu


Middle English (Scots dialect) feu, from Middle French fé, fié, fief, fieu

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