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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  • Whoopee!

    August 3, 2008

  • The person to whom a freehold estate in land is conveyed by a feoffment. Even better: two or more feoffees are then co-feoffees!

    August 3, 2008