from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Law One to whom a feoffment is granted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vassal holding a fief.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The person to whom a feoffment is made; the person enfeoffed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who is enfeoffed— that is, invested with a fee.
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Buckley's Hospital (a fifteenth-century foundation here), and whatever a feoffee may be he is not the kind of man to toy with in
Firstly, because I have already accepted the picture which you regarded as mine or its equivalent, in place of the one that was mine and is now yours; and, secondly, because my friend the feoffee has already bought it, the one that was yours and is now mine, or rather his (you know what I mean, don't you?), and I haven't the heart to ask him to return it.
The appointment of Oliver Cromwell as a feoffee does not appear in any of the documents now remaining with the governors of the charity.
John Hand was a feoffee for many years, and during his time executed, as was usual, the office of collector or treasurer.
There is in Ely, where Cromwell for some years resided, an extensive charity known as Parson's Charity, of which he was a feoffee or governor.
Cromwell (Oliver), as a feoffee of Parson's Charity, Ely, 465.
Parson's charity, Oliver Cromwell as a feoffee of, 465.
Of land directly acquired from the king, the person to whom the grant or feoffment was made, the feoffee, held as tenant in capite of the Crown.
If the tenant in capite made a feoffment, he became immediate lord of his feoffee, and as to the king a mediate lord.
A statute of 1290 permits any freeman to part with his land, the feoffee to hold of the same lord and by the same services as his feoffor held.
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