enfeoff

verb
en·​feoff | \ in-ˈfef How to pronounce enfeoff (audio) , -ˈfēf, en- How to pronounce enfeoff (audio) \
enfeoffed; enfeoffing; enfeoffs

Definition of enfeoff

transitive verb

: to invest with a fief or fee

Other Words from enfeoff

enfeoffment \ in-​ˈfef-​mənt How to pronounce enfeoffment (audio) , -​ˈfēf-​ , en-​ \ noun

First Known Use of enfeoff

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enfeoff

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

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“Enfeoff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enfeoff. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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en·​feoff | \ en-ˈfef, -ˈfēf How to pronounce enfeoff (audio) \

Legal Definition of enfeoff

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

History and Etymology for enfeoff

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

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