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 (fĕf-ē′, fē-fē′)
n. Law
One to whom a feoffment is granted.


(fɛˈfiː; fiːˈfiː)
(Historical Terms) (in feudal society) a vassal granted a fief by his lord


(ˈfɛf i, fiˈfi)

a person invested with a fief.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French, past participle of feoffer to feoff; see -ee]
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He is also Chairman of the Feoffees (Trustees) of Chethams School of Music, and a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester.
10) The common law of England did not provide for a way to dispose of land held by feudal tenure through wills, and instead uses were applied, which allowed a landowner to give his land to one or more feoffees for the use of the grantor, to dispose of it or treat it as the original landowner provided.
El terrateniente que hacia la transmision se llamaba feoffor, los que la recibian se llamaban feoffees to use o simplemente feoffees; el beneficiario se llamaba cestui que use [cestui a que use le feoffment fuit fait].
Stephens Church in London and a member of the Feoffees of Impropriations, Davenport found himself doggedly pursued by Laud, brought before the High Commission, and threatened with arrest.
Priscilla Blundell's husband, also called Peter, belonged to a collateral branch of the founder's family and, according to The Donations of Peter Blundell by Benjamin Incledon (1802), both he and his son John served as a Feoffees (Trustees) of the school (Appendix One, xlv).
Mr Peter Jones, Headmaster; Margot James MP, Mr Malcolm Wilcox, Chairman of Feoffees & Chairman of Governors.
An example of the experience of a puritan communitarian network under Laudianism is provided by the Feoffees for Impropriations.
Diffuse denotes the different institutions and organizations that had part of this fragmented authority: lordship (manor court and view of frankpledge); parochial institutions and officers (churchwardens, sidesmen, and their delegated officers); and the "trust," which consisted of the feoffees and the two bridgemasters.
He] conveyed his property to various feoffees, to the use of himself and certain of his heirs--specifically, the heirs he might beget by marrying a series of six women, all of whom were already married to other men--then for ten years as he might appoint by his will--then to his feoffees' use during Christopher's life--then to the use of Christopher's male heirs.
She also endowed the Cathedral Church of St Peter's and its high altar, and also a perpetual chantry to be governed by a board of feoffees.
land caused a "forfeiture of the said lands to the feoffees or
law, to feoffees to be held for the benefit of themselves or some others