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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A piece of land held under the feudal system.

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  • The relationship might be personal or, if the vassal received a fief, tenurial.
  • But we must bear in mind that he still held his possessions in France as a fief from the French king, whose vassal he was.
  • He agreed to make the decision on condition that the one whom he selected should hold Scotland as a fief from the English king.
  • Africa was to be held as a fief of this new empire. for more
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