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[fef, feef]
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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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British Dictionary definitions for feoffer


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

Word Origin

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