1. muniments, Law.
a document, as a title deed or a charter, by which
rights or privileges are defended or maintained.
Archaic. a defense or protection.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English
< Medieval Latin mūnīmentum
document (e.g., title, deed) for use in defense against a claimant, Latin:
defense, protection, orig., fortification, equivalent to mūnī
) to fortify + -mentum -ment