feu

/ (fjuː) /

noun

Scot legal history
  1. a feudal tenure of land for which rent was paid in money or grain instead of by the performance of military service
  2. the land so held
Scots law a right to the use of land in return for a fixed annual payment (feu duty)

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Word Origin for feu

C15: from Old French; see fee
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