Meaning of feoffment in English:

feoffment

Pronunciation /ˈfiːfm(ə)nt/ /ˈfɛfm(ə)nt/

noun

historical
  • (in feudal law) a grant of ownership of freehold property to someone.

    • ‘He was still the tenant in 1398; judging from a 1403 feoffment, he may have been holding as a trustee for the dower rights of Gile's widow, Margaret.’

Origin

Middle English from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French fieffer ‘put in legal possession’, from fief(see fee and fief).