Feuar to Fibrocartilage

(Feu"ar) n. [From Feu.] (Scots Law) One who holds a feu. Sir W. Scott.

(Feud) n. [OE. feide, AS. f&aemacrhð, fr. fah hostile; akin to OHG. fehida, G. fehde, Sw. fejd, D. feide; prob. akin to E. fiend. See Foe.]

1. A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race.

2. A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by bloodshed.

Mutual feuds and battles betwixt their several tribes and kindreds.

Syn. — Affray; fray; broil; contest; dispute; strife.

(Feud), n. [LL. feudum, feodum prob. of same origin as E. fief. See Fief, Fee.] (Law) A stipendiary estate in land, held of superior, by service; the right which a vassal or tenant had to the lands or other immovable thing of his lord, to use the same and take the profists thereof hereditarily, rendering to his superior such duties and services as belong to military tenure, etc., the property of the soil always remaining in the lord or superior; a fief; a fee.

(Feu"dal) a. [F. féodal, or LL. feudalis.]

1. Of or pertaining to feuds, fiefs, or feels; as, feudal rights or services; feudal tenures.

2. Consisting of, or founded upon, feuds or fiefs; embracing tenures by military services; as, the feudal system.

(Feu"dal*ism) n. [Cf. F. féodalisme.] The feudal system; a system by which the holding of estates in land is made dependent upon an obligation to render military service to the kind or feudal superior; feudal principles and usages.

(Feu"dal*ist), n. An upholder of feudalism.

(Feu*dal"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. féodalité.] The state or quality of being feudal; feudal form or constitution. Burke.

(Feu`dal*i*za"tion) n. The act of reducing to feudal tenure.

(Feu"dal*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feudalized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Feudalizing ] To reduce to a feudal tenure; to conform to feudalism.

(Feu"dal*ly), adv. In a feudal manner.

(Feu"da*ry) a. [LL. feudarius, fr. feudum. See 2d Feud.] Held by, or pertaining to, feudal tenure.

(Feu"da*ry), n.

1. A tenant who holds his lands by feudal service; a feudatory. Foxe.

2. A feodary. See Feodary.

(Feu"da*ta*ry) a. & n. [LL. feudatarius: cf. F. feudataire.] See Feudatory.

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