feoff

[ fef, feef ]
/ fɛf, fif /

verb (used with object)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM feoff

feof·for, feoff·er, nounun·feoffed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for feoffer

feoff
/ (fiːf) medieval history /

noun

a variant spelling of fief

verb

(tr) to invest with a benefice or fief

Derived forms of feoff

feoffor or feoffer, noun

Word Origin for feoff

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