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Definition of "fief" []

  • See fee. (noun)
  • A fiefdom. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fief" in a sentence
  • "In fact, fief is the root word for “fee” and that’s what you find on a speeding ticket: there’s a fee for the courts, a fee for the admin personnel, a fee for processing and lastly, a fee for going over the 1973 oil-crisis fabricated 55mph speed limit. luvmycop"
  • "But we must bear in mind that he still held his possessions in France as a fief from the French king, whose vassal he was."
  • "He agreed to make the decision on condition that the one whom he selected should hold Scotland as a fief from the English king."