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Definition of "feoffment" [feoff•ment]

  • Law A grant of lands as a fee. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feoffment" in a sentence
  • "As examples of such fundamental customs, St. Germain mentioned, inter alia, the system of courts, trial by jury, freedom from arbitrary imprisonment, feudal customs, and especially the principle of primogeniture, and the form of conveyance of land known as feoffment with livery of seisin."
  • "Cestui que (also cestuy que) (English pronunciation:/ˈsɛstwi keɪ/) is a shortened version of cestui a que use le feoffment fuit fait, literally, “The person for whose use the feoffment was made.”"
  • "Cestui que (also cestuy que) (English pronunciation: /ˈsɛstwi keɪ/) is a shortened version of cestui a que use le feoffment fuit fait, literally, “The person for whose use the feoffment was made.”"