Feud Feud, n. [LL. feudum, feodum prob. of same origin as E. fief. See {Fief}, {Fee}.] (Law) A stipendiary estate in land, held of a superior, by service; the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other immovable thing of his lord, to use the same and take the profits thereof hereditarily, rendering to his superior such duties and services as belong to military tenure, etc., the property of the soil always remaining in the lord or superior; a fief; a fee. [1913 Webster]

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  • feud — (n.) c.1300, fede enmity, hatred, hostility, northern English and Scottish; perhaps from an unrecorded O.E. word or else from O.Fr. fede, from O.H.G. fehida contention, quarrel, feud, from P.Gmc. *faihitha noun of state from adj. *faiho (Cf. O.E …   Etymology dictionary

  • feud — feud; feud·ist; sub·in·feud; …   English syllables

  • Feud — (f[=u]d), n. [OE. feide, AS. f[=ae]h[eth], fr. f[=a]h hostile; akin to OHG. f[=e]hida, G. fehde, Sw. fejd, D. feide; prob. akin to E. fiend. See Foe.] 1. A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feud — ● feud nom masculin (anglais feud, querelle) État d hostilité dans certaines sociétés traditionnelles, s exprimant en attaques périodiques entre groupes constitués (lignages, villages, etc.) selon un cycle immuable, relevant de règles non écrites …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • feud — FEÚD s.n. v. feudă. Trimis de LauraGellner, 07.03.2009. Sursa: DEX 98  FEÚD s.n. v. feudă. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • feud — [n] major argument; estrangement altercation, bad blood*, bickering, broil*, combat, conflict, contention, contest, controversy, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, enmity, faction, falling out*, fight, fracas, grudge, hostility, quarrel …   New thesaurus

  • feud — ► NOUN 1) a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute. 2) a state of prolonged mutual hostility and violence. ► VERB ▪ take part in a feud. ORIGIN Old French feide hostility …   English terms dictionary

  • feud — feud1 [fyo͞od] n. [ME fede < OFr faide < Frank * faida, akin to OHG fehida, enmity, revenge < IE base * peik , hostile > FOE, Lith pìktas, angry] 1. a bitter, protracted, and violent quarrel, esp. between clans or families, often… …   English World dictionary

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