feodum (fee-[schwa]-d[schwa]m orfyoo-d[schwa]m). [Law Latin] Hist.
1. A fee; a heritable estate.
¡°Feodum … A fee; the same as feudum. This is the word uniformly employed by Glanville and Bracton to denote an estate of inheritance, and an estate held of another by service, instead of feudum, which is invariably used by the continental feudists.¡± 1 Alexander M. Burrill, A Law Dictionary and Glossary 615 (2d ed. 1867).
2. Part of a lord’s estate held by a tenant (i.e., a seigniory). See SEIGNIORY(2).
3. A payment for services rendered.
How do bilingual lawyers in China usually translate the term FEODUM?
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