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  • n. The act, under the feudal system, of putting someone into possession of a fee or fief; enfeoffment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of putting one in possession of an estate in fee.
  • n. The granting of tithes to laymen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In English law: The act of conferring an estate in fee; the relation of lord and vassal established by the grant and acceptance of an estate in fee.
  • n. The granting of tithes to laymen.

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