Definition of Fiefs

1. Noun. (plural of fief) ¹

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Definition of Fiefs

1. fief [n] - See also: fief

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fiefs

fiduciary duty
fiduciary relation
fiefs (current term)
field-effect transistor
field-emission microscope
field-grade officer
field-pea plant
field-programmable gate array
field-programmable gate arrays
field-reversed configuration
field-sequential color TV
field-sequential color TV system
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Literary usage of Fiefs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spirit of Laws: Translated from the French of M. de Secondat, Baron de by Charles de Secondat Montesquieu (1794)
"Of the great offices and fiefs under the mayors of the ... That the freemen were rendered capable of holding fiefs, 368 24. ..."

2. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"By escheat or forfeiture, by bequest or succession, a number of fiefs were merged in their increasing domain.* It was decay of the feudal principle. ..."

3. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"While north-western and south-western Gaul were fiefs of united in the hands of an insular king, the king of southern 0 Gaul. a peninsular kingdom became ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The ducal fiefs. Ill were to consist, first, of Marshals of the Empire, ... The other ducal grand-fiefs might eventually be exchanged in the same way. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"t ion, for which offence his English fiefs were forfeited, as ia stated by John of Walsingham, or granted the revenue of these for three vears as an aid to ..."

6. The Chronicle of Jocelin of Brakelond, Monk of St. Edmundsbury: A Picture of by Jocelin de Brakelond, Jocelin, Lionel Cecil Jane, Francis Aidan Gasquet (1907)
"CONCERNING THE KNIGHTS OF SAINT EDMUND AND THEIR fiefs IN the year of grace one thousand and two hundred, an account of the knights of St. Edmund and of ..."

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