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feoff(fiːf) medieval history
(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of fief
(Historical Terms) (tr) to invest with a benefice or fief
[C13: from Anglo-French feoffer, from feoff a fief]
ˈfeoffor, ˈfeoffer n
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to invest with a fief or fee; enfeoff.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French derivative of fief]
feof′for, feoff′er, n.
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fief.See also: Property and Ownership
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Past participle: feoffed
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|Noun||1.||feoff - a piece of land held under the feudal system|
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n (old, form, = land) → Lehen nt
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