enfeoffment
noun see enfeoff

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • enfeoffment — en·feoff·ment n 1: the act of enfeoffing 2: the instrument by which one is enfeoffed Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. enfeoffment …   Law dictionary

  • Enfeoffment — En*feoff ment, n. (Law) (a) The act of enfeoffing. (b) The instrument or deed by which one is invested with the fee of an estate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Enfeoffment — Under the feudal system, 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… …   Wikipedia

  • enfeoffment — See enfeoff. * * * …   Universalium

  • enfeoffment — noun a) At common law, the act or process of transferring possession and ownership of an estate in land. b) The property or estate so transferred …   Wiktionary

  • enfeoffment — en feoff·ment || mÉ™nt n. giving of a fief as a reward, rewarding with a piece of land (during the Middle Ages) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enfeoffment — en·feoff·ment …   English syllables

  • enfeoffment — /anfiyfmant/ The act of investing with any dignity or possession; also the instrument or deed by which a person is invested with possessions …   Black's law dictionary

  • enfeoffment — /anfiyfmant/ The act of investing with any dignity or possession; also the instrument or deed by which a person is invested with possessions …   Black's law dictionary

  • enfeoffment — Same as feoffment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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