Infeudation

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infeudation (ˌɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  in feudal society
 a.  the act of putting a vassal in possession of a fief
 b.  the deed conferring such possession
 c.  the consequent relationship of lord and vassal
2.  the granting of tithes to laymen

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