Enfeoffment Law and Legal Definition

Enfeoffment is the act of investing with any dignity or possession. Enfeoffment can also be the instrument or deed by which a person is invested with possession. It is the deed by which a person is given land in exchange for a pledge of service. This term was mostly used in feudal law. Under common law, the act or process of transferring possession and ownership of an estate in land is called enfeoffment. The property or estate so transferred can also be termed as enfeoffment. Transaction of a land held by a person under a fee simple from one party to another comes under enfeoffment. There should be a written evidence of that transaction.