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feu

1. Scot Legal history
a. a feudal tenure of land for which rent was paid in money or grain instead of by the performance of military service
b. the land so held
2. Scots Law a right to the use of land in return for a fixed annual payment (feu duty)
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But there was a downside to the feuing system: the chain of vassalage, of sub-feuers, generally meant higher unit rent for the eventual occupier, and, as a result, Edinburgh residences tended to be less affordable and more cramped than their English freehold or leasehold equivalents.
"Limited supplies of capital were recirculated to enrich Scottish economic growth and urban development." (507) Along with the institutional innovations, like the trusts, "urban development in Scotland was liberated by the feuing system." (508)