Rerefief Rere"fief` (r?r"f?f`), n. [F. arri[`e]re-fief. See {Rear} hinder, and {Fief}.] (Scots Law) A fief held of a superior feudatory; a fief held by an under tenant. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • rerefief — ˈri(ə)r+ˌ noun Etymology: Middle French rerefief, rierefief, rierefié, from Old French, from rere, riere backward, behind + fief, fié fief, fee more at fee : arriere fee …   Useful english dictionary

  • retro — /retrow/ Back; backward; behind. Retrofeodum, a rerefief, or arriere fief?? …   Black's law dictionary