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Total relinquishment and transfer of all rights of ownership in land from one individual to another.

A feoffment in old England was a transfer of property that gave the new owner the right to sell the land as well as the right to pass it on to his heirs.

An essential element of feoffment was livery of seisin, a ceremony for transferring the possession of real property from one person to another.

Feoffment is also known as enfeoffment.


noun assignation of title, cession of a fee, conferral of a fee, conferment of title, conveyance of realty, conveyancing, conveying title, delivery of title, gift of a freehold interest, investiture of title, livery of seisin, passing of seisin, transfer of property, transmission of title
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DeVine, The Franciscan friars, the feoffment to uses, and canonical theories of property enjoyment before 1535, The Journal of Legal History 10 (1989) 1-22.
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