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    Definition:
    Feud - (n.) A combination of kindred to avenge injuries or affronts, done or offered to any of their blood, on the offender and all his race.
    Feud - (n.) A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by bloodshed.
    Feud - (n.) 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.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Defeudalize - (v. t.) To deprive of the feudal character or form.
    Feudal - (a.) Of or pertaining to feuds, fiefs, or feels; as, feudal rights or services; feudal tenures.
    Feudal - (a.) Consisting of, or founded upon, feuds or fiefs; embracing tenures by military services; as, the feudal system.
    Feudalism - (n.) 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.
    Feudalist - (n.) An upholder of feudalism.
    Feudality - (n.) The state or quality of being feudal; feudal form or constitution.
    Feudalized - (imp. & p. p.) of Feudalize
    Feudalizing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feudalize
    Feudalize - (v. t.) To reduce toa feudal tenure; to conform to feudalism.
    Feudally - (adv.) In a feudal manner.
    Feudary - (a.) Held by, or pertaining to, feudal tenure.
    Feudary - (n.) A tenant who holds his lands by feudal service; a feudatory.
    Feudary - (n.) A feodary. See Feodary.
    Feudataty - (a. & n.) See Feudatory.
    Feudatories - (pl. ) of Feudatory
    Feudatory - (n.) A tenant or vassal who held his lands of a superior on condition of feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief.
    Feudtory - (a.) Held from another on some conditional tenure; as, a feudatory title.
    Feudist - (n.) A writer on feuds; a person versed in feudal law.
    Infeudation - (n.) The act of putting one in possession of an estate in fee.
    Infeudation - (n.) The granting of tithes to laymen.
    Subinfeudation - (n.) The granting of lands by inferior lords to their dependents, to be held by themselves by feudal tenure.
    Subinfeudation - (n.) Subordinate tenancy; undertenancy.
    Unfeudalize - (v. t.) To free from feudal customs or character; to make not feudal.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Feud - n. Prolonged hostility, esp. Between families, tribes, etc. v. Conduct a feud. [germanic: related to *foe]
    Feud - n. = *fief. [medieval latin feudum *fee]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Feudal - adj. 1 of, like, or according to the feudal system. 2 reactionary (feudal attitude). feudalism n. Feudalistic adj.
    Feudal system - n. Medieval system of land tenure with allegiance and service due to the landowner.

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