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subinfeudation

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noun sub·in·feu·da·tion \ˌsəb-ˌin-fyü-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of subinfeudation

  1. :  the subdivision of a feudal estate by a vassal who in turn becomes feudal lord over his tenants

subinfeudate transitive verb


Origin of subinfeudation

sub- + infeudation enfeoffment


First Known Use: circa 1730


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