[ fef, feef ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to invest with a fief or fee; enfeoff.

Origin of feoff

1250–1300; Middle English feoffen<Anglo-French fe(o)ffer,Old French fiefer, derivative of fieffief

Other words from feoff

  • feoffor, feoffer, noun
  • un·feoffed, adjective

Words Nearby feoff

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How to use feoff in a sentence

  • Each lord, clerical or secular, had the right of raising this tax within his own feoff.

    The History of Chivalry | G. P. R. James
  • You are my magic orchard feoff, Where bud and fruit are always ripe.

    Silverpoints | John Gray

British Dictionary definitions for feoff


/ (fiːf) medieval history /

  1. a variant spelling of fief

  1. (tr) to invest with a benefice or fief

Origin of feoff

C13: from Anglo-French feoffer, from feoff a fief

Derived forms of feoff

  • feoffor or feoffer, noun

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