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feoffment

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noun feoff·ment \ˈfef-mənt, ˈfēf-\

Definition of feoffment

  1. :  the granting of a fee



Origin of feoffment

Middle English feffement, from Anglo-French, from feffer, feoffer to invest with a fee, from fieu, fé fee


First Known Use: 14th century


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feoffment

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noun feoff·ment \ˈfef-mənt, ˈfēf-\

Legal Definition of feoffment

  1. :  the historical method of granting a freehold estate in land by actual delivery of possession orig. by livery of seisin




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