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1A perpetual lease at a fixed rent.
- ‘We know about Pitmunie because of the archaeological work of Henry Hamilton in the 1930s, and records of leases and feus.’
- ‘A feu, in short, was a perpetual lease - a feu-farm, as it was often called - by which the tenant became bound to pay a substantial consideration.’
- 1.1A piece of land held by a feu.
- ‘The feudal system and the feu disposition (the actual document which transfers ownership of the land from a superior to a purchaser) has been a useful tool for property developers in both the public and private sectors.’
- ‘Reformation enabled tenants to buy for a steep price feu charters which apart from a small ongoing feu duty bestowed virtual ownership.’
verb[WITH OBJECT]Scots Law
Grant (land) on a feu.
- ‘In 1551, for financial reasons, Aberdeen applied to Mary Queen of Scots and was granted the right to feu these lands.’
- ‘The trustees' decision in 1760 to feu land to the town council, however, opened old wounds and was no formality.’
Late 15th century (originally denoting a feudal tenure in which an annual payment was made in lieu of military service): from Old French (see fee).
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