feoffee[fef ē′, fēf ē′]
a person granted a fief
Origin of feoffeeMiddle English feoffe ; from Anglo-French feoffé, past participle of feoffer
One to whom a feoffment is granted.
- A vassal holding a fief.
- "[...] this quiz with all the strange old terms in it, curtilage and messuage and socage and fee simple and fee tail and feoffee and copyhold and customary freehold and mortmain and devises and lex loci rei sitae." — Rabbit at Rest, John Updike