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- n. Variant of feoffer.
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- n. Alternative form of feoffer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Seefeoffer.
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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.
I. A., the feoffor, reserved to himself no estate or reversion in the land, but the seignory only, with the rent and services, by virtue of which he might again become entitled to the land by escheat, as for want of heirs of the feoffee, or by forfeiture, as for felony.
That was upon a feoffment to the ufe of the feoffor for life, remainder to his firft, fecond, and other fons in tail, remainder to the right heirs of the feoffor j and adjudged, that this remainder was to the heirs of the feoffor a parte maternay according to the ancient eftate and ufe which the Vide ante 567, feoffor had before the feoffment: And the reafon was, be -
S 7 °*. caufe this remainder of the ufe did arife out of the eftates which immediately moved from the feoffor, and was no more than what the law would have rcferved, if no ufe at all had been declared of the remainder.