Law to invest with an estate held in fee
Origin of enfeoffMiddle English enfeffen (Anglo-Fr enfeoffer) from Old French enfeffer: see en- and fief
transitive verben·feoffed, en·feoff·ing, en·feoffs
To invest with a feudal estate or fee.
Origin of enfeoffMiddle English enfeffen from Anglo-Norman enfeoffer Old French en- causative pref. ; see en- 1. Old French fief fief ; see fee .
(third-person singular simple present enfeoffs, present participle enfeoffing, simple past and past participle enfeoffed)
- To put (a person) in legal possession of a freehold interest; to transfer a fief to.
en- + feoff