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enfeoffed


enfeoffed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enfeoff  \En*feoff"\  (?;  see  {Feoff},  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Enfeoffed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Enfeoffing}.]  [Pref.  en-  + 
  feoff,  fief:  cf  LL  infeofare  OF  enfeffer  enfeofer.] 
  1.  (Law)  To  give  a  feud,  or  right  in  land,  to  to  invest  with 
  a  fief  or  fee;  to  invest  (any  one)  with  a  freehold  estate 
  by  the  process  of  feoffment.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  2.  To  give  in  vassalage;  to  make  subservient.  [Obs.] 
 
  [The  king]  enfeoffed  himself  to  popularity.  --Shak.