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blood feud

noun
1.
feud1 (def 1).
Origin of blood feud
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • Between different clans the blood feud is the accepted method of enforcing custom, unless a substitute, the wergeld, is provided.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • I have a sharp sword, I have a far-killing gun, I have a blood feud with your enemy.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • We have seen you forego a blood feud and do well to the innocent man whom our faith would have bidden you slay, and it is good.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • Is it for plunder, or in sheer love of war; or is it a blood feud that brings them?

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • In his blood feud with the Pasha, in his revengeful wrath, lay my chance.

    Phroso Anthony Hope
  • But to kill him would start a blood feud, and to miss him would be worst of all.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • blood feud with the Salama of the Shammar; constantly fighting.

    The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman
  • I have already alluded to the blood feud, or vendetta of Albania.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • All these are attended by an exaggerated individualism and its inevitable concomitant, the blood feud.

    Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple
British Dictionary definitions for blood feud

blood feud

noun
1.
a feud in which the members of hostile families or clans murder each other
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