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A fief (Laitin: feudum) wis the central element o feudalism an consistit o heritable property or richts grantit bi an owerlaird tae a vassal wha held it in fealty (or "in fee") in return for a form o feudal allegiance an service, uisually gien bi the personal ceremonies o homage an fealty.