[ en-fef, -feef ]
/ ɛnˈfɛf, -ˈfif /
verb (used with object)
to invest with a freehold estate in land.
to give as a fief.
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British Dictionary definitions for enfeoffment
/ (ɪnˈfiːf) /
property law to invest (a person) with possession of a freehold estate in land
(in feudal society) to take (someone) into vassalage by giving a fee or fief in return for certain services
Derived forms of enfeoffenfeoffment, noun
Word Origin for enfeoff
C14: from Anglo-French enfeoffer; see fief
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