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Also known as feoffment. Complete surrender and transfer of all land ownership rights from one person to another. In old ENGLISH LAW, an enfeoffment was a transfer of property by which the new owner was given both the right to sell the land and the right to pass it on to heirs, evidenced by livery of seisin, a ceremony for transferring the possession of real property from one individual to another.

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about 9 years ago

Encountered this word 'enfeoffment' in Barbara Tuchman's work "A Distant Mirror - The Calamitous 14th Century" - Ch. 25