- 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 fief fief
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- a variant spelling of fief
- (tr) to invest with a benefice or fief
C13: from Anglo-French feoffer, from feoff a fief
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