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

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This rule was violated by his wife, nee Lu, who usurped the throne and enfeoffed her relatives, but it was generally observed by later rulers.
1464) ("feoffavit eos ex confidencia ad usum suum et non ad usum illorum" ("that he enfeoffed them out of trust to his [own] use and not to their use")); J.
The difficulty is that the author does not like capitalism, to which they are enfeoffed.
He was made marklord of Xu, for generations enfeoffed, passing down this charisma.
According to the Shiji, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty honoured a merchant of the Wuzhi Rong group for his contribution to the trade between Qin and the Rong groups, and "gave orders to honour Lo as though he were an enfeoffed lord, and to allow him to join the ministers in seasonal audiences at court" (Shiji 129.
There followed a succession of titles, and by mid-October Cao Cao had been named General-in-chief (da jiangjun by the young emperor and enfeoffed as Marquis of Wuping.
It was initially enfeoffed to the Duke of Zhou in the early Western Zhou period, after which his son presided over the state, and located his royal court and residence at Qufu.
In his decree he said that his intention to do so was made clear when he appointed Cao Pi the Central Commander of Five Guards, because, except for Cao Pi, all his other children were enfeoffed.