enfeoff

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enfeoff

to invest with possession of a freehold estate in land.

TO ENFEOFF. To make a gift of any corporeal hereditaments to another. Vide Feoffment.

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Nothing more is immediately recorded in the MSL about the mission and, on the assumption that the ruler was subsequently smoothly enfeoffed, the compilers of the Ming Shi some centuries later recorded that Lin Xiao had done so at this time.
On the other hand, although Chancery began to establish its jurisdiction over uses in the 1370s, it was not until 1439 that beneficiaries of a will made by someone whose lands stood enfeoffed to use gained any kind of remedy in the case of defaulting feoffees.
There followed a succession of titles, and by mid-October Cao Cao had been named General-in-chief (da jiangjun by the young emperor and enfeoffed as Marquis of Wuping.
In his decree he said that his intention to do so was made clear when he appointed Cao Pi the Central Commander of Five Guards, because, except for Cao Pi, all his other children were enfeoffed.
58-76), and was enfeoffed at Runan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (located in present-day Henan province, approximately 250 kilometers southeast of Luoyang).
12 and the line in the MWD text describe him as being enfeoffed at Chyi.
19) Lord Xue [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] , also known as Lord Mengchang Tian Wen [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED], was of the same clan as the king of Qi and was enfeoffed at Xue.
Thus the state up from Wu is Yen, another semi-barbarian state, rather than Cheng, which was the second-to-last to be enfeoffed.