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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 and Etymology 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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muniment

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noun mu·ni·ment \ˈmyü-nə-mənt\

Legal Definition of muniment

  1. :  a record (as a deed, statutory grant, or judgment) that passes title to real property and enables a person to defend the title or otherwise maintain a claim to real rights or privileges <muniment of title> —often used in plural <the muniments of which the chain of record title is formed — Connecticut General Statutes>



Origin and Etymology of muniment

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


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