An estate held of a superior on condition of military service; a fee; a feud. See under Benefice, n., 2.
land held by a knight
a reward (or "benefice"), a grant of land or office offered in return for support and service"
a piece of land held under the feudal system
land held in fee or on condition of military service
Land given in exchange for a military alliance or other services.
a MANOR or Manors granted to a VASSAL by his LORD by means of ENFEOFFMENT to be held in return for FEUDAL SERVICE.
an area of land held by a lord.
A grant of something of value, most often land, from a lord to his vassal.
Fee, Feud] A) Heritable lands held under feudal tenure; the lands of a tenant in chief. Sometimes this can apply to an official position. Often called a Holding. B) Normally a land held by a vassal of a lord in return for stipulated services, chiefly military. Sometimes unusual requirements were stipulated for transferring a fief. For example: Henry de la Wade held 42 acres of land in Oxfordby the service of carrying a gyrfalcon whenever King Edward I wished to go hawking. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Land or revenue-producing property granted by a lord in return for a vassal's service. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 230) Property producing income; a grant by a lord to a vassal to secure the services of the vassal. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 256) An estate in land (in England normally heritable): held on condition of homage and the performance of services (both customary and specified, including, essentially, military service) to a superior lord, by whom it is granted, and in whom the ownership remains. (Warren, W.L. Henry II, 634) Related terms: Fief de Haubert / Feoffee / Feoffment / Fee Simple / Fief-Rente / Fee
Land given by lord to knights.
An interest in land given under a feudal system. The term "fee,' as used to denote the extent of one's interest in land, is derived from the term fief.
A piece of land, a benefice, an honour or a right held on the condition of giving military and other services to the feudal lord in return for receiving protection.
Fief Normally, land held by a vassal of a lord in return for stipulated services, chiefly military. Can also apply to an official position. Often called a Holding.