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feu

noun
  1. 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
  2. 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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Examples from the Web for feu

Historical Examples of feu

  • The salute that announces our departure will be a feu de joie to both of us!

    Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune

    Charles James Lever

  • This was presently followed by a roll of drums and shouts of Au feu!

  • Will you tell me about that again,—the feu follet and Mlanie?

    Cape Breton Tales

    Harry James Smith

  • At the word “feu” you raise the pistol, which must be fired before the word “trois.”

  • Their rent and feu duty was brought to the office in a few weeks.