feoffment

noun
feoff·​ment | \ˈfef-mənt, ˈfēf-\

Definition of feoffment 

: the granting of a fee

First Known Use of feoffment

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feoffment

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

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feoffment

noun
feoff·​ment | \ˈfef-mənt, ˈfēf- \

Legal Definition of feoffment 

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

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