Muniment
Muniment Mu"ni*ment, n. [L. munimentum, fr. munire to fortify. See {Munition}.] 1. The act of supporting or defending. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance. ``Other muniments and petty helps.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) A record; the evidences or writings whereby a man is enabled to defend the title to his estate; title deeds and papers. --Blount. [1913 Webster]

{Muniment room} or {Muniment house}, that room in a cathedral, castle, or other public building, which is used for keeping the records, charters, seals, deeds, and the like. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]


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  • muniment — mu·ni·ment / myü nə mənt/ n [Anglo French, from Middle French, defense, from Latin munimentum, from munire to fortify]: a record (as a deed, statutory grant, or judgment) that passes title to real property and enables a person to defend the title …   Law dictionary

  • Muniment — (v. lat.), 1) Schutzmittel, Schutzwaffe; 2) ein Umstand, welcher eine processirende Partei begünstigt. Daher Muniren, 1) befestigen, 2) mit Munition (s.d.) versehen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Munimént — (lat.), Befestigungs , Schutzmittel; im Rechtsstreit: Umstand, der einer Partei günstig ist …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Munimént — (lat.), Befestigungs , Schutzmittel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Muniment — Muniment, lat. deutsch. Schutzmittel; muniren, befestigen, mit Schießbedarf versehen; Munition, der gesammte Schießbedarf: Pulver, Kugeln, Zünder etc …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • muniment — [myo͞o′nə mənt] n. [ME < Anglo Fr < OFr < L munimentum, a fortification, defense, protection < munire, to furnish with walls, fortify: see MUNITIONS] 1. Rare a means of protection or defensea means of protection or defense 2. [ML… …   English World dictionary

  • Muniment — Iron covered muniment chest, 14th century, used by the English Exchequer to store documents A Muniment or Muniment of Title is a legal term for a document, or other evidence, that indicates ownership of an asset. The word is derived from… …   Wikipedia

  • muniment — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin munimentum, from Latin, defense, safeguard, from munire to fortify Date: 15th century 1. the evidence (as documents) that enables one to defend the title to an estate or a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muniment — /myooh neuh meuhnt/, n. 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. [1375 1425; late ME < ML munimentum document (e.g., title, deed)… …   Universalium

  • muniment — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. deed, warrant, document; see certificate , record 1 …   English dictionary for students

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