Infeudation
Infeudation In`feu*da"tion, n. [LL. infeudatio, fr. infeudare to enfeoff: cf. F. inf['e]odation. See {Feud} a fief.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) The act of putting one in possession of an estate in fee. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. The granting of tithes to laymen. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • infeudation — [in΄fyo͞o dā′shən] n. 〚ML infeudatio < pp. of infeudare, to enfeoff < in , in + feodum: see FEUD2〛 in feudal law, the granting of an estate in fee; enfeoffment * * * …   Universalium

  • infeudation — in·feu·da·tion /ˌin fyü dā shən/ n [Medieval Latin infeudatio, from infeudare to enfeoff, from in in + feudum feoff]: enfeoffment Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • infeudation — [in΄fyo͞o dā′shən] n. [ML infeudatio < pp. of infeudare, to enfeoff < in , in + feodum: see FEUD2] in feudal law, the granting of an estate in fee; enfeoffment …   English World dictionary

  • infeudation — noun The act, under the feudal system, of putting someone into possession of a fee or fief; enfeoffment …   Wiktionary

  • infeudation — [ˌɪnfju: deɪʃ(ə)n] noun historical (under the feudal system) the action of putting someone in possession of a fee or fief. Origin C15: from med. L. infeudatio(n ), from infeudare enfeoff (based on feudum fee ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • infeudation — in·feu·da·tion …   English syllables

  • infeudation —   n. granting of feoff; transfer of tithes to layman …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • infeudation — /infyuwdeyshan/ The placing in possession of a freehold estate; also the granting of tithes to laymen …   Black's law dictionary

  • infeudation — /infyuwdeyshan/ The placing in possession of a freehold estate; also the granting of tithes to laymen …   Black's law dictionary

  • infeudation — Same as enfeoffment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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