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See also: Enfeoffed Enfeoffment Enfeeble Enfeebled Enfermedad Enfeeblement Enfeebling Enfermo Enfermagem Enfermería

1. [Middle English enfeffen, from Anglo-Norman Enfeoffer: Old French en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + Old French fief, fief; see fee.] en·feoff′ment n

English, Enfeffen, Enfeoffer, En

2. Enfeoff enfeoff vt [Anglo-French Enfeoffer, from Old French en-, causative prefix + fief fief]: to invest (a person) with a freehold estate by feoffment Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996

Enfeoff, Enfeoffer, En, Estate

3. [Middle English enfeffen, from Anglo-Norman Enfeoffer: Old French en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + Old French fief, fief; see fee.] en·feoff′ment n

English, Enfeffen, Enfeoffer, En

4. Late Middle English from Anglo-Norman French Enfeoffer, from Old French en- ‘in’ + fief ‘fief’.

English, Enfeoffer, En

5. DMF headword for the related AND verb form of Enfeoffer 2, enfieffer, is erroneously linked to Enfeoffer 1

Enfeoffer, Enfieffer, Erroneously

6. [Middle English enfeffen, from Anglo-Norman Enfeoffer: Old French: fief] Hulder: Hij die namens een leenman de leeneed aflegt en het heergewaad van een leengoed betaalt

English, Enfeffen, Enfeoffer, Een, En

7. [Anglo-French Enfeoffer, from Old French en-, causative prefix + fief fief] : to invest (a person) with a freehold estate by feoffment Enfeoffment 1 : the act of enfeoffing 2 : the …

Enfeoffer, En, Estate, Enfeoffment, Enfeoffing

8. (Historical Terms) (in feudal society) to take (someone) into vassalage by giving a fee or fief in return for certain services [from Anglo-French Enfeoffer; see fief] enfeoffment n Verb 1.

Enfeoffer, Enfeoffment

9. DMF headword for the related AND verb form of Enfeoffer 2, enfieffer, is erroneously linked to Enfeoffer 1

Enfeoffer, Enfieffer, Erroneously

10. Terminates the Enfeoffer's estate

Enfeoffer, Estate

11. DMF headword for the related AND verb form of Enfeoffer 2, enfieffer, is erroneously linked to Enfeoffer 1

Enfeoffer, Enfieffer, Erroneously

12. Tenementz auantditz duissons Enfeoffer Johan de Wyndesore en toutz ses terres & tenementz auauntditz en fee simple, forspris le manoir de Impyng-ton' I que Robert Wyndesore 2 aueroit a luy & a ses heirs a toutz iours, la quele drayne t voluntee fuiste premierement declarre devaunt monsieur

Enfeoffer, En

13. Tardo Middle English, dall'Anglo-Normanno "Enfeoffer", dall'Antico Francese "en + fief"

English, Enfeoffer, En

14. These policies of co-option placed the emperor, as worshiper of Heaven and Enfeoffer of the gods, atop the religious system, with his officials assisting him

Emperor, Enfeoffer

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ENFEOFFER [inˈfēf, enˈfēf]

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    What does enfeoffed mean?

    enfeoff (third-person singular simple present enfeoffs or (obsolete) enfeoffes, present participle enfeoffing, simple past and past participle enfeoffed) (transitive, chiefly law, historical) To transfer a fief to, to endow with a fief; to put (a person) in legal possession of a freehold interest. Synonym: feoff

    What does fief mean?

    (ɪnˈfiːf) vb (tr) 1. (Law) property law to invest (a person) with possession of a freehold estate in land. 2. (Historical Terms) (in feudal society) to take (someone) into vassalage by giving a fee or fief in return for certain services.

    What does feoffment mean?

    In English law, feoffment was a transfer of land or property that gave the new holder the right to sell it as well as the right to pass it on to his heirs as an inheritance.

    What does sub-enfeoffed mean?

    When the new feoffee sub-enfeoffed another person from his holding, for example where he created a new manor, he would become overlord to the person so enfeoffed, and a mesne lord within the longer historical chain of title.

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