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feoffment

Syllabification: feoff·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈfēfmənt
 
/

Definition of feoffment in English:

noun

historical
(In feudal law) a grant of ownership of freehold property to someone.
Example sentences
  • He was still the tenant in 1398; judging from a 1403 feoffment, he may have been holding as a trustee for the dower rights of Gile's widow, Margaret.

Origin

Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French fieffer 'put in legal possession', from fief (see fee and fief).

Derivatives

feoffor

1
Pronunciation: /ˈfēfər/
noun

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