- a person invested with a fief.
Origin of feoffee
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John Hand was a feoffee for many years, and during his time executed, as was usual, the office of collector or treasurer.
Except in the cases, comparatively rare before the statute Quia Emptores, in which the feoffee is to hold of the feoffors lord.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
After the death of the feoffee the grant reverted to the State; and the governor thereupon disposed of it anew.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes
Toms de Comyn
- (in feudal society) a vassal granted a fief by his lord
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