enfeoff

verb
en·​feoff | \in-ˈfef, -ˈfēf, en- \
enfeoffed; enfeoffing; enfeoffs

Definition of enfeoff 

transitive verb

: to invest with a fief or fee

Other Words from enfeoff

enfeoffment \ in-​ˈfef-​mənt , -​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

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

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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