Honorary Feud Law and Legal Definition

Honorary feud is feudal honorary rank or title of nobility, which was not of a divisible nature and which could only be inherited by the eldest son.

In England, when the Emperors began to create honorary feuds or titles of nobility, it was found necessary (in order to preserve their dignity) to make them impartible and in consequence descendible to the oldest son alone. [Union Bank of Florida v. Heirs & Terretenants of Powell, 3 Fla. 175 (Fla. 1850)].