[ fef-ee, fee-fee ]

  1. a person invested with a fief.

Origin of feoffee

1275–1325; Middle English feoffe<Anglo-French, past participle of feoffer to feoff; see -ee

Other words from feoffee

  • feoff·ee·ship, noun

Words Nearby feoffee

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How to use feoffee in a sentence

  • 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
  • Only those who were privies in estate with the original feoffee to uses, were bound by the use.

    The Common Law | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • After the death of the feoffee the grant reverted to the State; and the governor thereupon disposed of it anew.

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

British Dictionary definitions for feoffee


/ (fɛˈfiː, fiːˈfiː) /

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

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