[ 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 feofffeof·for, feoff·er, nounun·feoffed, adjective
Words nearby feoff
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British Dictionary definitions for feoffer
/ (fiːf) medieval history /
a variant spelling of fief
(tr) to invest with a benefice or fief
Derived forms of feofffeoffor or feoffer, noun
Word Origin for feoff
C13: from Anglo-French feoffer, from feoff a fief
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