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feoffment

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Feoffment, in English law was a transfer of property that gave the new owner the right to sell the land as well as the right to pass it on to his heirs. It was total relinquishment and transfer of all rights of ownership in land from one individual to another. It was the granting of a fee simple during the feudal period. The delivery of possession, known as livery of seisin was done on the site of the land and was made by the feoffor to the feoffee in the presence of witnesses. Written conveyances were customary and after 1677, mandatory.

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