Definition of feu in English:
1A perpetual lease at a fixed rent.
- We know about Pitmunie because of the archaeological work of Henry Hamilton in the 1930s, and records of leases and feus.
- A feu, in short, was a perpetual lease - a feu-farm, as it was often called - by which the tenant became bound to pay a substantial consideration.
1.1A piece of land held by a feu.
- The feudal system and the feu disposition (the actual document which transfers ownership of the land from a superior to a purchaser) has been a useful tool for property developers in both the public and private sectors.
- Reformation enabled tenants to buy for a steep price feu charters which apart from a small ongoing feu duty bestowed virtual ownership.
verb (feus, feuing, feued)[with object] Back to top
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