enfeoff


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put in possession of land in exchange for a pledge of service, in feudal society

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In an effort to trump the Catholics at their own game, Jewel even implicitly ascribed priestly powers to Elizabeth: "Jewel's purpose was to strip the papal claims to sovereignty from the pope, and having done this, to enfeoff them to Elizabeth" (108).