infeft

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infeft

  1. past participle of infeoff
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, chapter XII, The Abbot’s Troubles
      he alleged farther that his predecessors had been infeft, at the Conquest, in the lands of Alfric son of Wisgar, who was Lord of that Hundred, as may be read in Domesday Book by all persons.
    • 1885, Dictionary of National Biography, Robert Monro
      […] while a minor he received a dispensation and special license from the king, dated 8 Jan. 1608, upon which by a precept from chancery he was infeft in all the lands possessed by his father on 26, 27, 28 and 29 April.
    • 1980, Ann Morton, Gordon Donaldson, British National Archives and the Local Historian[1], Digitized edition, Historical Association, published 2008:
      Not only had a vassal to be infeft when a grant was made or confirmed: a successor had to be infeft when he took up his inheritance.