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[fef-ee, fee-fee]
  1. a person invested with a fief.
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Origin of feoffee

1275–1325; Middle English feoffe < Anglo-French, past participle of feoffer to feoff; see -ee
Related formsfeoff·ee·ship, noun
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Historical Examples of feoffee

  • John Hand was a feoffee for many years, and during his time executed, as was usual, the office of collector or treasurer.

    Notes &amp; Queries No. 29, Saturday, May 18, 1850


  • Except in the cases, comparatively rare before the statute Quia Emptores, in which the feoffee is to hold of the feoffors lord.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

  • After the death of the feoffee the grant reverted to the State; and the governor thereupon disposed of it anew.

British Dictionary definitions for feoffee


  1. (in feudal society) a vassal granted a fief by his lord
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