fief fief  /ˈfif/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a piece of land held under the feudal system

Usage(s):

  1. The Dear Leaderstrongman Kim Jong Ilruns the country like a medieval fief.
  2. Her final act, in her will, was to hand her party to her husband, as if it were her personal family fief.
  3. Arizona may seem to be Barry Goldwater's fief, but there remain some potent pockets of Democratic strength.

News

  1. Fief found guilty of 2nd-degree murder, menacing with a deadly weapon

    Craig resident Leroy Fief, 49, was found guilty of second-degree murder and menacing with a deadly weapon in the stabbing death of Shane Arredondo on Dec. 9.
    on September 28, 2013     Source: The Steamboat Pilot & Today

  2. Jury begins deliberation in Fief murder trial

    The jury for the Fief murder trial began deliberating at about 3 p.m. Thursday. Leroy Fief, 49, of Craig, has been charged with first-degree murder related to the stabbing death of Shane Arredondo on Dec. 9.
    on September 27, 2013     Source: Craig Daily Press

  3. Fief will not testify in murder trial

    Leroy Fief, on trial for the murder of Shane Arredondo, told the Moffat County Court on Wednesday that he would not testify on his own behalf. Fief’s announcement came as a surprise, since even his lawyer, Jeremy Snow, said he had not anticipated Fief's change of heart. Fief had been expected to testify since the beginning of the trial. Snow said his client made the decision based on Judge ...
    on September 26, 2013     Source: The Steamboat Pilot & Today

Quotes

  1. ...focus on personal comfort, luxury and fun not only drained the state exchequer but also resulted in serious inadequacies in governance, she said adding, "The chief minister treated the state as a personal fief or worse, a toy that pleased...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Mehbooba Mufti Source: Hindustan Times

  2. Mr Reston says that, while other books have relegated Balian to a footnote, he elevated the character to a minor hero in his book: "A tall man of noble bearing, this blueblood had for years reigned his fief well."
    on Mar 30, 2005 By: James Reston Jr Source: Times Online

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