in·​feft | \inˈfeft\
infeft also infefted; infeft also infefted; infefting; infefts

Definition of infeft 

Scots law

: to invest with or give symbolical possession of inheritable property

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from infeft

infeftment noun plural -s

History and Etymology for infeft

Middle English (Scots dialect). infeften, alteration of enfeffen to enfeoff

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about infeft

Statistics for infeft

Look-up Popularity

Comments on infeft

What made you want to look up infeft? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

full of whispering sounds

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!