feoffment

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feoffment (ˈfiːfmənt)
 
n
(in medieval Europe) a lord's act of granting a fief to his man

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feoffment

in English law, the granting of a free inheritance of land (fee simple) to a man and his heirs. The delivery of possession (livery of seisin) was done on the site of the land and was made by the feoffor to the feoffee in the presence of witnesses. Written conveyances were often customary and, after 1677, mandatory

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