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NIEF, old Eng. law. A woman born in vassalage. In Latin she was called Nativa.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"This is not scientific research we're doing here, and some of the most important research you get here is the blank stare," said Ron Nief, emeritus public affairs director and one of the creators of the list.
The latest list includes such items as, "MTV has never featured music videos" and "Avatars have nothing to do with Hindu deities" (Nief & McBride, 2008).
(8.) Klisic J, Zhang J, Nief V, Reyes L, Moe OW, Ambuhl PM.
(1) Tom McBride and Ron Nief, "The Beloit College Mindset List," Beloit College, (accessed 2 July 2008).
in the Rotuli Parliamentorum: 'null estrange merchant alien' (III, 308a); 'qe chescun nief ou vesselle alien, et estraunge alien' (III, 663a); 'qe chescun forein & alien' (III, 492a), etc.