From en- + feoff.
enfeoff (third-person singular simple present enfeoffs, present participle enfeoffing, simple past and past participle enfeoffed)
- (transitive) To put (a person) in legal possession of a freehold interest; to transfer a fief to, to endow with a fief.
- 2016, Peter H. Wilson, The Holy Roman Empire, Penguin 2017, p. 331:
- Hereditary fiefs meant that the king could not refuse to enfeoff a legitimate, able-bodied heir, but renewal was still required for the successor to exercise any rights or functions associated with the fief.
to put (a person) in legal possession of a freehold