feu

1 of 2

noun

variants or few
ˈfyü
plural -s
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

feu

2 of 2

transitive verb

"
feued; feued; feuing; feus
Scots law
: to grant (land) upon feu

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

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“Feu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feu. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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