feoffment

noun feoff·ment \ ˈfef-mənt , ˈfēf- \

Definition of feoffment

: the granting of a fee

Origin and Etymology of 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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