Feoffee Feof*fee" (?; 277), n. [OF. feoff['e].] (Law) The person to whom a feoffment is made; the person enfeoffed. [1913 Webster]

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  • Feoffee — or more correctly within this context feoffee to uses , is a historical term relating to the law of trusts and equity, referring to the owner of a legal title of a property when he is not the equitable owner. Feoffees essentially had their title …   Wikipedia

  • feoffee — feoff·ee /fe fē, fē fē/ n: a person to whom a feoffment is made Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. feoffee I …   Law dictionary

  • feoffee — [fef ē′, fēf ē′] n. [ME feoffe < Anglo Fr feoffé, pp. of feoffer] a person granted a fief …   English World dictionary

  • feoffee — noun /fɛfˈiː,ˈfɛfi,fiːˈfiː/ A vassal holding a fief. [...] this quiz with all the strange old terms in it, curtilage and messuage and socage and fee simple and fee tail and feoffee and copyhold and customary freehold and mortmain and devises and… …   Wiktionary

  • feoffee — noun Date: 15th century one to whom a feoffment is made …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feoffee — feoffeeship, n. /fef ee, fee fee /, n. a person invested with a fief. [1275 1325; ME feoffe < AF, ptp. of feoffer to FEOFF; see EE] * * * …   Universalium

  • feoffee — feoff·ee || fe fɪː n. one who receives a fief, one who receives a piece of land (during the Middle Ages) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feoffee — [fɛ fi:, fi: ] noun 1》 a trustee invested with a freehold estate to hold in possession for a charitable purpose. 2》 (in feudal law) a person to whom a feoffment is made …   English new terms dictionary

  • Feoffee — ♦ One to whom land is granted. In the language of medieval law, a grant of land was an enfeoffment meaning to endow with a fief or knight s fee. (Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 238) Related terms: Fief, Fief de Haubert, Fief… …   Medieval glossary

  • feoffee — feoff·ee …   English syllables

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