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muniment

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noun mu·ni·ment \ˈmyü-nə-mənt\

Definition of muniment

  1. 1 :  the evidence (as documents) that enables one to defend the title to an estate or a claim to rights and privileges —usually used in plural

  2. 2 archaic :  a means of defense



Origin of muniment

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin munimentum, from Latin, defense, safeguard, from munire to fortify


First Known Use: 15th century


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