subinfeudation


sub·in·feu·da·tion

noun \ˌsəb-ˌin-fyü-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of SUBINFEUDATION

:  the subdivision of a feudal estate by a vassal who in turn becomes feudal lord over his tenants
sub·in·feu·date transitive verb

Origin of SUBINFEUDATION

sub- + infeudation enfeoffment
First Known Use: circa 1730

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