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Feoffment

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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.

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