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also feoff·er  (fĕf′ər, fē′fər)
n. Law
One who grants a feoffment.
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Esta influencia medieval ha sido puesta de relieve por Hayton y Marshall para quienes "the trust derives from the mediaeval practice of a" feoffor conveying a legal statute in land to a "feoffe to uses to hold it to the use of a "cestui que use" (66)".
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 transferor, known as the feoffor, was the equivalent of what we now call the settlor of a trust.
The modern trust has its origin in the medieval English device of the "use," under which a feoffor gave legal title to property to a "feoffee to uses," for the benefit of the feoffor or a third party (the "cestui que use").
(49.) Common law procedure "was virtually useless" for investigating "matters like secret instructions given by a feoffor to his feoffees to uses." Fratcher, International Encyclopedia, supra note 19, [sections] 10, at 13; see also 4 Holdsworth, supra note 33, at 418-19.