Feoffment meaning

fĕfmənt, fēf-
The transfer of a fee.
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(law) The grant of a feud or fee.
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(law, UK) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments, accompanied by actual delivery of possession.

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Origin of feoffment

  • Middle English feffement from Anglo-Norman feoffement from feoffer to put in legal possession from Old French fief fief fee

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French feoffement, fieffement; compare Latin feoffamentum.

    From Wiktionary