Ar*riere"\, n. [F. arri[`e]re. See Arrear.] "That which is behind"; the rear; -- chiefly used as an adjective in the sense of behind, rear, subordinate.

Arriere fee, Arriere fief, a fee or fief dependent on a superior fee, or a fee held of a feudatory.

Arriere vassal, the vassal of a vassal.
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