feoff

feoff

[fef, feef]
verb (used with object)
to invest with a fief or fee; enfeoff.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English feoffen < Anglo-French fe(o)ffer, Old French fiefer, derivative of fief fief

feoffor, feoffer, noun
unfeoffed, adjective
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feoff (fiːf)
 
n
1.  a variant spelling of fief
 
vb
2.  (tr) to invest with a benefice or fief
 
[C13: from Anglo-French feoffer, from feoff a fief]
 
'feoffor
 
n
 
'feoffer
 
n

fief or feoff (fiːf)
 
n
(in feudal Europe) the property or fee granted to a vassal for his maintenance by his lord in return for service
 
[C17: from Old French fie, of Germanic origin; compare Old English fēo cattle, money, Latin pecus cattle, pecūnia money, Greek pokos fleece]
 
feoff or feoff
 
n
 
[C17: from Old French fie, of Germanic origin; compare Old English fēo cattle, money, Latin pecus cattle, pecūnia money, Greek pokos fleece]

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