enfeoffment

NOUN
  1. under the feudal system, the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service
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How To Use enfeoffment In A Sentence

  • The enfeoffment of abbeys differed in form and degree.
  • There can be little doubt that the principle on which he claims enfeoffment in the estate is a sound one, that the earth belongs in no case to the sons of Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala
  • Lord paramount over the empire of mind as well as matter, he alone is seized, in fee simple right, of the whole domain: provinces of which men hold, as fiefs, by vassal tenure, subject to reversion and enfeoffment to another. The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.
  • Dowager, nor shall any member of the clans of the imperial consorts be appointed regents [during the minority of young emperors], nor shall they be given enfeoffment without due merit. Empresses and Consorts
  • Walter de bath held £10 of land there by enfeoffment of Ralph de Valletorta.
  • Shun4b, who had seconded and guided [the Emperor before he was appointed] and had been his former benefactor, there was added to his enfeoffment [the income of] five hundred households. The History of the Former Han Dynasty
  • But in a few months he issued an edict making this enfeoffment. The History of the Former Han Dynasty
  • Regardless of its historical accuracy, the traditional version of the story of enfeoffment gave this northern borderland a legitimate relation with the heart-land of the Zhou dynasty.
  • When Wang Chia1a opposed this proposed enfeoffment. he was removed and finally executed. The History of the Former Han Dynasty
  • Under the feudal system, enfeoffment was the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service. Should the President be working harder?
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