Definition of feoffment in English:

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feoffment

Pronunciation: /ˈfēfmənt/

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.

Derivatives

feoffor

Pronunciation: /ˈfēfər/
noun

Origin

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

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