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feoff

[fef, feef]
verb (used with object)
  1. to invest with a fief or fee; enfeoff.
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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.

    The History of Chivalry

    G. P. R. James


British Dictionary definitions for feoff

feoff

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

Word Origin for feoff

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