feoffment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French feoffement, fieffement; compare Latin feoffamentum.

Noun[edit]

feoffment (plural feoffments)

  1. (law) The grant of a feud or fee.
  2. (law, UK) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments, accompanied by actual delivery of possession.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete or rare, US, UK) The instrument or deed by which corporeal hereditaments are conveyed.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.