feoffee

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

feoff +‎ -ee ((object))

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feoffee (plural feoffees)

  1. A vassal holding a fief.
    "[...] this quiz with all the strange old terms in it, curtilage and messuage and socage and fee simple and fee tail and feoffee and copyhold and customary freehold and mortmain and devises and lex loci rei sitae." — Rabbit at Rest, John Updike

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