muniments

muniment

[myoo-nuh-muhnt]
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:
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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muniment (ˈmjuːnɪmənt)
 
n
rare a means of defence
 
[C15: via Old French, from Latin munīre to defend]

muniments (ˈmjuːnɪmənts)
 
pl n
1.  law the title deeds and other documentary evidence relating to the title to land
2.  archaic furnishings or supplies

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