n. heritable land granted by feudal lord; lord's right in such land.
   ♦ feoffee n. person to whom feoff is granted.
   ♦ feoffor,
   ♦ feoffer, n. grantor of feoff.
   ♦ feoffment, n. grant of feoff.

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  • Feoff — (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feoffed}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Feoffing}.] [OE. feffen, OF. feffer, fieffer, F. fieffer, fr. fief fief; cf. LL. feoffare, fefare. See {Fief}.] (Law) To invest with a fee or feud; to give or grant a corporeal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feoff — Feoff, n. (Law) A fief. See {Fief}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feoff — / fef, fēf/ vt [Anglo French feoffer, from fie fief fief]: enfeoff Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • feoff — [fef, fēf] vt. [Early ME feoffen < Anglo Fr feoffer < OFr fieuffer, fieffer < fieu, fief: see FEE] Historical ENFEOFF n. var. of FIEF feoffment n. feoffor n. feoffer …   English World dictionary

  • feoff|ee — «fehf EE, feef », noun. a person who is invested with a feudal estate …   Useful english dictionary

  • feoff — en·feoff; en·feoff·ment; feoff; feoff·ee; feoff·ment; feoff·er; …   English syllables

  • feoff — noun /fif/ (say feef) 1. a fee (def. 4) or estate in land held of a feudal lord; a tenure of land subject to feudal obligations. 2. a territory held in fee. –verb (t) /fɛf/ (say fef), /fif/ (say feef) 3. to invest with a feoff; enfeoff. {Middle… …  

  • feoff — [[t]fɛf, fif[/t]] v. t. why to invest with a fief or fee; enfeoff • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < AF, OF der. of fief feof′for, feoff′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • feoff|ment — «FEHF muhnt, FEEF », noun. the act of investing with a fief or fee …   Useful english dictionary

  • feoff — feoffor, feoffer, n. /fef, feef/, v.t. to invest with a fief or fee; enfeoff. [1250 1300; ME feoffen < AF fe(o)ffer, OF fiefer, deriv. of fief FIEF] * * * …   Universalium

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