Sentence Examples


  • Wootton Bassett (Wodeton, Wotton) was held in the reign of Edward the Confessor by one Levenod, and after the Norman Conquest was included in the fief of Miles Crispin.
  • FIEF, a feudal estate in land, land held from a superior (see Feudalism).
  • Feoffer, to invest with a fief or fee, has given the English law terms" f coffee " and " feoffment " (q.v.).
  • Most of the year 1306 he spent at Bordeaux because of ill-health; subsequently he resided at Poitiers and elsewhere, and in March 1309 the entire papal court settled at Avignon, an imperial fief held by the king of Sicily.
  • The vidames usually took their title from the see they represented, but not infrequently they styled themselves, not after their official fief, but after Head Vicugna.

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