Definition of feoffment in English:

feoffment

noun

historical
  • (in feudal law) a grant of ownership of freehold property to someone.

    • ‘He was still the tenant in 1398; judging from a 1403 feoffment, he may have been holding as a trustee for the dower rights of Gile's widow, Margaret.’

Origin

Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French fieffer put in legal possession from fief (see fee and fief).

Pronunciation:

feoffment

/ˈfēfmənt/