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frankalmoign

/ˈfræŋkəlˌmɔɪn/
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1.
(English legal history) a form of tenure by which religious bodies held lands, esp on condition of praying for the soul of the donor
Word Origin
C16: from Anglo-French fraunke almoigne, from fraunkefrank + almoign church treasury, alms chest
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  • The issues arising from frankalmoign had been addressed by the statute of mortmain.

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