enfeoff

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

Definition of enfeoff

transitive verb
:to invest with a fief or fee

enfeoffment

play \in-ˈfef-mənt, -ˈfēf-, en-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of enfeoff

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


Law Dictionary

enfeoff

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

legal Definition of enfeoff

: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


Learn More about enfeoff


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up enfeoff? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!