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 (fĕf′mənt, fēf′-)
n. Law
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.]


(Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe) a lord's act of granting a fief to his man


(ˈfɛf mənt, ˈfif-)
the granting of a fief.


the granting of land to be held in fief.
See also: Property and Ownership
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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].
The second item on the agenda was 'to overthrow the feoffment, dangerous to church and state, going under the specious pretence of buying in impropriations'.
WILLIAM RASTELL, LBS TERMES DE LA LEY: OR, CERTAIN DIFFICULT AND OBSCURE WORDS AND TERMS OF THE COMMON AND STATUTE LAWS OF THIS REALM, NOW IN USE, EXPOUNDED AND EXPLAINED 489 (1721) (defining "privities" to include cases where "the Tenant holds of the Lord by certain Service" and "where a Lease is made to hold at will, for Years, for Life, or a Feoffment in Fee").