enfeoff definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to take a position with a feudal property or cost.
    • To give a feud, or inside land, to; to take a position with a fief or charge; to invest (anyone) with a freehold estate by the process of feoffment.
    • to provide in vassalage; to produce subservient.
    • to spend with a feudal estate or fee.
    • to provide a feud, or in land, to; to get with a fief or fee; to get (anyone) with a freehold estate by the procedure for feoffment.
    • to offer in vassalage; in order to make subservient.
    • to spend with a feudal property or cost.
    • To give a feud, or inside land, to; to take a position with a fief or fee; to get (anybody) with a freehold property by the process of feoffment.
    • to provide in vassalage; to make subservient.
  • verb:
    • to place (people) in appropriate ownership of a freehold interest; to transfer a fief to.
    • put in possession of land in return for a pledge of solution, in feudal culture
    • to place (a person) in appropriate ownership of a freehold interest; to move a fief to.
    • invest control of land in exchange for a pledge of service, in feudal culture
    • To put (people) in appropriate possession of a freehold interest; to move a fief to.
    • place in control of land in exchange for a pledge of service, in feudal society
  • others:
    • In law, to give a feud to; therefore, to take a position with a fee; give any corporeal hereditament to in fee simple or fee-tail.
    • Figuratively, to surrender or throw in the towel.
    • in-law, to give a feud to; ergo, to invest with a fee; offer any corporeal hereditament to in fee-simple or fee-tail.
    • Figuratively, to surrender or call it quits.
    • In law, to offer a feud to; hence, to get with a fee; offer any corporeal hereditament to in fee-simple or fee-tail.
    • Figuratively, to surrender or stop trying.

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