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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fief, feoff(noun)

    a piece of land held under the feudal system


  1. fief(Noun)

    An estate held of a superior on condition of military service.

  2. fief(Noun)

    Something over which one has rights or exercises control.

  3. fief(Noun)

    An area of dominion, especially in a corporate or governmental bureaucracy.

  4. Origin: From fief, of origin. Related to fee.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fief(noun)

    an estate held of a superior on condition of military service; a fee; a feud. See under Benefice, n., 2

  2. Origin: [F. fief; of German origin, and the same word as E. fee. See Fee, and cf. Feud, a tief.]


  1. Fief

    A fee or fief was the central element of feudalism and consisted of heritable property or rights granted by an overlord to a vassal who held it in fealty in return for a form of feudal allegiance and service, usually given by the personal ceremonies of homage and fealty. The fees were often lands or revenue-producing real property held in feudal land tenure: these are typically known as fiefs or fiefdoms. However, not only land but anything of value could be held in fee, including governmental office, rights of exploitation such as hunting or fishing, monopolies in trade, and tax farms.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fief

    fēf, n. land held of a superior in fee or on condition of military service: a feud. [Fr.,—Low L. feudum.]

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  1. fife, Fife

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fief in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fief in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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