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Origin of fief
Words nearby fief
Example sentences from the Web for fief
If your daughter insists upon refusing to select from among my men, and marries Eucher, the fief reverts to me.
"No fief can remain in the possession of a woman," was the sententious utterance of the bailiff.
This serf, who belonged to the abbey of St. Vincent, a fief of the bishopric, was named Thiegaud.
This is a fief, of which a like succession of proprietors would render nobility difficult to support.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
At Vaucouleurs she was heard to say that the Dauphin held the kingdom in fief (en commende).The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France