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subinfeudation

[suhb-in-fyoo-dey-shuh n] /ˌsʌb ɪn fyuˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun, Feudal Law.
1.
the granting of a portion of an estate by a feudal tenant to a subtenant, held from the tenant on terms similar to those of the grant to the tenant.
2.
the tenure established.
3.
the estate or fief so created.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; sub- + infeudation enfeoffment < Medieval Latin infeudātiōn-, s. of infeudātiō (see in-2, feud2, -ation)
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subinfeudation

/ˌsʌbɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(in feudal society) the granting of land by a vassal to another man who became his vassal
2.
the tenure or relationship so established
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