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blood feud

feud1 (def 1).
Origin of blood feud
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Between different clans the blood feud is the accepted method of enforcing custom, unless a substitute, the wergeld, is provided.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • I have a sharp sword, I have a far-killing gun, I have a blood feud with your enemy.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • We have seen you forego a blood feud and do well to the innocent man whom our faith would have bidden you slay, and it is good.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • Is it for plunder, or in sheer love of war; or is it a blood feud that brings them?

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • In his blood feud with the Pasha, in his revengeful wrath, lay my chance.

    Phroso Anthony Hope
  • But to kill him would start a blood feud, and to miss him would be worst of all.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • blood feud with the Salama of the Shammar; constantly fighting.

    The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman
  • I have already alluded to the blood feud, or vendetta of Albania.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • All these are attended by an exaggerated individualism and its inevitable concomitant, the blood feud.

    Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple
British Dictionary definitions for blood feud

blood feud

a feud in which the members of hostile families or clans murder each other
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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