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
\ " \
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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“Feu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feu. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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