Neife
Neif Neif, Neife Neife (n[=e]f), n. [OF. ne["i]f, na["i]f, a born serf, fr. L. nativus born, imparted by birth. See {Native}.] A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • neife — neife, naif, nativus /niyf/nayiyf/natayvas/ In old English law, a woman who was born a villein, or a bondwoman + naif /nayiyf/ L. Fr. A villein; a born slave; a bondwoman See also nativus …   Black's law dictionary

  • neife — neife, naif, nativus /niyf/nayiyf/natayvas/ In old English law, a woman who was born a villein, or a bondwoman + naif /nayiyf/ L. Fr. A villein; a born slave; a bondwoman See also nativus …   Black's law dictionary

  • neife — A female villein. See 2 Bl Comm 94 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • neife — …   Useful english dictionary

  • neife, naif, nativus — /niyf/nayiyf/natayvas/ In old English law, a woman who was born a villein, or a bondwoman + naif /nayiyf/ L. Fr. A villein; a born slave; a bondwoman See also nativus …   Black's law dictionary

  • neife, naif, nativus — /niyf/nayiyf/natayvas/ In old English law, a woman who was born a villein, or a bondwoman + naif /nayiyf/ L. Fr. A villein; a born slave; a bondwoman See also nativus …   Black's law dictionary

  • naif — neife, naif, nativus /niyf/nayiyf/natayvas/ In old English law, a woman who was born a villein, or a bondwoman + naif /nayiyf/ L. Fr. A villein; a born slave; a bondwoman See also nativus …   Black's law dictionary

  • naif — neife, naif, nativus /niyf/nayiyf/natayvas/ In old English law, a woman who was born a villein, or a bondwoman + naif /nayiyf/ L. Fr. A villein; a born slave; a bondwoman See also nativus …   Black's law dictionary

  • Neif — Neif, Neife Neife (n[=e]f), n. [OF. ne[ i]f, na[ i]f, a born serf, fr. L. nativus born, imparted by birth. See {Native}.] A woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neffs, Ohio — This article is about the census designated place in Ohio. For the village in Pennsylvania, see Neffs, Pennsylvania. Neffs, Ohio   CDP   …   Wikipedia

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