feoff

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feoff a piece of land held under the feudal system
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Feoff (Law) A fief. See Fief.
    • v. t Feoff (Law) To invest with a fee or feud; to give or grant a corporeal hereditament to; to enfeoff.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • feoff To invest with a fee or feud; give or grant a fee to; enfeoff.
    • feoff To endow.
    • n feoff See fief.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Feoff fef a fief
    • v.t Feoff to grant possession of a fief or property in land
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. feffen, OF. feffer, fieffer, F. fieffer, fr. fief, fief; cf. LL. feoffare, fefare,. See Fief

Usage

In literature:

You are my magic orchard feoff, Where bud and fruit are always ripe.
"Silverpoints" by John Gray
Each lord, clerical or secular, had the right of raising this tax within his own feoff.
"The History of Chivalry" by G. P. R. James
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