Feoffment

In the Middle Ages, especially under the European feudal system, feoffment or enfeoffment was the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service. This mechanism was later used to avoid restrictions on the passage of title in land by a system in which a landowner would give land to one person for the use of another. The c...
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Feoffment

• (n.) The instrument or deed by which corporeal hereditaments are conveyed. • (n.) The grant of a feud or fee. • (n.) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments, accompanied by actual delivery of possession.
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Feoffment

Feoff'ment noun [ Old French feoffement , fieffement ; confer Late Latin feoffamentum .] (Law) (a) The grant of a feud or fee. (b) (Eng. Law) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments, accompanied by actual delivery of posse...
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Feoffment

A gift of any corporeal hereditaments to another. It operates by transmutation of possession, and it is essential to its completion that the seisin be passed. This term also signifies the instrument or deed by which such hereditament is conveyed.
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feoffment

in English law, the granting of a free inheritance of land (fee simple) to a man and his heirs. The delivery of possession (livery of seisin) was ... [1 related articles]
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