One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fief which is held from an intermediary instead of the original feoffor; territory held in fee. Chiefly German History: a minor state subject to a more important state rather than directly to the crown.
Early 18th century. From sub- + fief, originally after Italian suffeudo. Compare German Afterlehen.
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