subinfeudation

subinfeudation

[suhb-in-fyoo-dey-shuhn]
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:
1720–30; sub- + infeudation enfeoffment < Medieval Latin infeudātiōn-, s. of infeudātiō (see in-2, feud2, -ation)

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subinfeudation (ˌsʌbɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən)
 
n
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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