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blood feud

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noun
  1. feud1(def 1).

Origin of blood feud

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for blood feud

Historical Examples

  • The blood-feud was now old, but Elsung yearned to avenge it on Page 418 Theodoric.

    Theodoric the Goth

    Thomas Hodgkin

  • The bride-cup was not yet drunk, Eric; therefore I have no blood-feud for Ospakar.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • For he did not wish to land himself in a blood-feud with the kin of a lawyer.

  • The blood-feud was familiar to her, and she knew no shame in it.

  • No "eric" or blood-fine of any kind is paid for her death, which carries no blood-feud.


British Dictionary definitions for blood feud

blood feud

noun
  1. a feud in which the members of hostile families or clans murder each other
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