Definition of fief:
- "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
As soon as the vassal had closed his eyes, he entered the room, and according to the old usage took possession of the vacant fief, and seating himself in a red velvet arm- chair, said: " I hereby take possession of my third share, without prejudice to the two- thirds of my brothers."- "Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.
- "The Byzantine Empire", Charles William Chadwick Oman.