feoff

[fef, feef]

Origin of feoff

1250–1300; Middle English feoffen < Anglo-French fe(o)ffer, Old French fiefer, derivative of fief fief
Related formsfeof·for, feoff·er, nounun·feoffed, adjective
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Historical Examples of feoff

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


British Dictionary definitions for feoff

feoff

noun
  1. a variant spelling of fief
verb
  1. (tr) to invest with a benefice or fief
Derived Formsfeoffor or feoffer, noun

Word Origin for feoff

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