feoff

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Synonyms for feoff

a piece of land held under the feudal system

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Un feoffee to uses hacia un juramento para aceptar los deberes que le imponia el feoffor.
A feoffee to uses took an oath to carry out duties imposed by a feoffor.
The modern trust has its origin in the medieval English device of the "use," under which a feoffor gave legal title to property to a "feoffee to uses," for the benefit of the feoffor or a third party (the "cestui que use").
Common law procedure "was virtually useless" for investigating "matters like secret instructions given by a feoffor to his feoffees to uses.
Before his death a freeholder would grant his land to feoffees to use; they would hold it for the benefit of the feoffor, with instructions to convey the land to persons to be named in the feoffor's will.