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muniment

[myoo-nuh-muh nt] /ˈmyu nə mənt/
noun
1.
muniments, Law. a document, as a title deed or a charter, by which rights or privileges are defended or maintained.
2.
Archaic. a defense or protection.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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(re) to fortify + -mentum -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for muniment

muniment

/ˈmjuːnɪmənt/
noun
1.
(rare) a means of defence
Word Origin
C15: via Old French, from Latin munīre to defend
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