Definición de fief en inglés:

fief

Silabificación: fief

sustantivo

1 historical An estate of land, especially one held on condition of feudal service.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • During the Eastern Zhou royal power declined and there was a concomitant growth in the feudal fiefs, some becoming quasi-independent kingdoms.
  • The fief was usually land necessary to maintain the vassal, but oftentimes the vassal would receive regular payments of money from a lord.
  • After complicated manoeuvring on both sides, in 1202 King Philip announced that John had forfeited the Plantagenet fiefs in France.
2A person’s sphere of operation or control.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • That way, I would retain control of my own fief, and still have the man I loved.
  • The vote on Sunday was the final stage in a peace plan to end 13 years of civil war and restore a government to Somalia, which has been divided into fiefs ruled by rival warlords since 1991 when dictator Siad Barre was ousted.
  • Brokaw and Jennings want to preserve their fiefs for just a little while longer (Brokaw retires on December 1).

Origen

early 17th century: from French (see fee).

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