Translation of fief in Spanish:

fief

feudo, n.

(fiefdom)

Pronunciation: /fiːf//fif/

noun

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    feudo masculine
    • King John made up by surrendering his kingdom as a feudal fief to the pope.
    • I have never been to the northern fiefs, and those lands will be mine before Neleva.
    • The fief was usually land necessary to maintain the vassal, but oftentimes the vassal would receive regular payments of money from a lord.
    • Throughout 1171, Strongbow sent emissaries to Henry, and eventually went to Henry in person, offering to surrender his lands in return for their fief as a vassal of the king.
    • By 1086, 80% of the fiefs were in Norman hands (some held by Flemings and Bretons).
    • In retaliation, Teresa tried to lay claim to the Barberini fiefs in the Kingdom of Naples, but she did not pursue this very far.
    • Otherwise Leinster and Meath became fiefs, held of the English crown by precisely defined knight service by Strongbow and Hugh de Lacy respectively.
    • Those who fought with him at Hastings did very well, receiving lands all over England as fiefs.
    • Some Crusaders stayed on, to be granted various fiefs.
    • Scots nobles lost their English fiefs; after 1380 the Scots pound floated free of the English pound.
    • In 1525 Albrecht of Hohenzollern, Grand Master of the Order, accepted Lutheranism, secularized the state, and created a duchy as a fief of Poland.
    • Large incomes were required before titles were awarded, but fiefs and landgrants were carved out of conquered territories in order to endow the new titles.
    • After complicated manoeuvring on both sides, in 1202 King Philip announced that John had forfeited the Plantagenet fiefs in France.
    • Their heirs would become emperors; John's own heirs would be given various imperial fiefs.
    • He gave fiefs to Norman lords, trying to keep the Saxon barons from becoming too strong.
    • Henry renounced lay investiture, but prelates were to continue to do homage for their fiefs.
    • During the Eastern Zhou royal power declined and there was a concomitant growth in the feudal fiefs, some becoming quasi-independent kingdoms.
    • But in 1086 William forced all his vassals to swear service directly to him for their fiefs.
    • John became Lord of Ireland in 1177, but he did not receive any actual fiefs, so he got nicknamed John Lackland.
    • The chartered companies originated in the feudal practice of sovereigns granting fiefs to vassals in exchange for acceptance of obligations to the suzerain.