en·feoff (ĕn-fēf, -fĕf)
tr.v. en·feoffed, en·feoff·ing, en·feoffs
To invest with a feudal estate or fee.
[Middle English enfeffen, from Anglo-Norman enfeoffer : Old French en-, causative pref.; see EN-1 + Old French fief, fief; see FEE.]
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