Part of speech: noun

Vindictive hostility between families or clans, commonly hereditary.

Part of speech: noun

Land held of a superior on condition of rendering service.

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Usage examples "feud":

  1. Our feud with the cranky old fool- any sort of cunning scheme seems justified, but- come, my dear Antonio, never mind my fanciful crotchets, but be happy with your Marianna; as happy as you can." - "Weird Tales. Vol. I", E. T. A. Hoffmann.
  2. Of course," he went on politely, " you know that there is a feud." - "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.
  3. It has been a long and terrible feud between him and yours. - "The Fatal Glove", Clara Augusta Jones Trask.