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enfeoff

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verb en·feoff \in-ˈfef, -ˈfēf, en-\

Definition of enfeoff

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to invest with a fief or fee

enfeoffment

play \-mənt\ noun


Origin and Etymology of enfeoff

Middle English enfeoffen, from Anglo-French enfeffer, enfeoffer, from en- + fé, fief fief


First Known Use: 15th century


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enfeoff

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transitive verb en·feoff \en-ˈfef, -ˈfēf\

Legal Definition of enfeoff

  1. :  to invest (a person) with a freehold estate by feoffment



Origin and Etymology of enfeoff

Anglo-French enfeoffer, from Old French en-, causative prefix + fief fief


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