feoffment

noun
feoff·​ment | \ ˈfef-mənt How to pronounce feoffment (audio) , 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feoffment. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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feoffment

noun
feoff·​ment | \ ˈfef-mənt, ˈfēf- How to pronounce feoffment (audio) \

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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