Feoffee

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Feoffee, or more correctly within this context feoffee to uses, is a historical term relating to the law of trusts and equity, referring to the owner of a legal title of a property when he is not the equitable owner. Feoffees essentially became had their titles stripped by the Statute of Uses 1535, whereby the legal title to the property being held by the feoffee was transferred to their 'cestui que use'.

The modern equivalent of a 'feoffe to uses' is the trustee, one who holds a legal and manegerial ownership in trust for the enjoyment of the beneficiary.

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