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The transfer of a fee.
[Middle English feffement, from Anglo-Norman feoffement, from feoffer, to put in legal possession, from Old French fief, fief; see fee.]
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(Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe) a lord's act of granting a fief to his man
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feoff•ment(ˈfɛf mənt, ˈfif-)
the granting of a fief.
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the granting of land to be held in fief.See also: Property and Ownership
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