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British Dictionary definitions for feoffment

feoffment

noun
  1. (in medieval Europe) a lord's act of granting a fief to his man
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Examples from the Web for feoffment

Historical Examples

  • The tenant is of age sufficient to alienate his estate by feoffment at the age of fifteen.

    Legal Lore

    Various

  • A tenant can alienate his lands by feoffment at fifteen years of age.

  • If a tenant in tail after a possibility make a feoffment of his land, he in reversion may enter for the forfeiture.

  • Unless he relies on long continued user, he must rely upon grant or feoffment.

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff

  • It may be thought that custom, and express conditions of feoffment, must have acted against disruption.

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff