• Yes, the spelling is correct! This is one of those words that looks fat-fingered; and no, it’s not equivalent to that indecipherable Trumpian “covfefe’. It’s a real word.
  • I first encountered the word while reading Trouillot, Michel-Rolph’s “Haiti: State Against Nation. The Origin and Legacy of Duvalierism, pg 57”.
  • It’s a medieval term for a deed that represents a transaction in which the deed holder was given land in exchange for service rendered.
  • Though not explicitly stated as such, Land grants by Christophe to his officer corps, for example, can be considered a form of enfeoffment for military service rendered.