Definition of Fief. Meaning of Fief. Synonyms of Fief

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Definition of Fief

Fief
Fief Fief, n. [F. fief; of German origin, and the same word as E. fee. See Fee, and cf. Feud, a tief.] (Law) An estate held of a superior on condition of military service; a fee; a feud. See under Benefice, n., 2.

Meaning of Fief from wikipedia

- A fief (/fiːf/; Latin: feudum) was the central element of feudalism. It consisted of heritable property or rights granted by an overlord to a v****al who...
- occurred in both territories despite Schleswig being a fief of Denmark and Holstein being a fief of the Holy Roman Empire. When the Christian Reconquista...
- Middle Ages, an ecclesiastical fief, held from the Catholic Church, followed all the laws laid down for temporal fiefs. The suzerain, e.g. bishop, abbot...
- service or labor. Although it is derived from the Latin word feodum or feudum (fief), which was used during the Medieval period, the term feudalism and the system...
- Fief of Viborg (1320–1534) was for some two centuries a late medieval fief in the southeastern border of Finland and the entire Swedish realm, held by...
- Prussia, the eastern part remained under Teutonic Order rule, as a feudal fief of the King of Poland. The monastic state was secularized in 1525 during...
- Mailly, obtained from the sovereign the annexation of this fief to the Lordship of Stalle. This fief was located in Neerstalle, between the Kersb**** woods...
- exchange for certain privileges, usually including land held as a tenant or fief. The term is also applied to similar arrangements in other feudal societies...
- Imperial immediacy (German: Reichsfreiheit or Reichsunmittelbarkeit) was a privileged constitutional and political status rooted in German feudal law under...
- modern Norwegian or lensmand in Danish and older Norwegian spelling (lit. 'fief man'; Old Norse: lénsmaðr) is a term with several distinct meanings in Scandinavian...