frankalmoign

noun frank·al·moign
variants: or frankalmoin or less commonly frankalmoigne \ˈfraŋkalˌmȯin\

Definition of frankalmoign

plural -s
: a tenure in English law by which a religious corporation holds lands given to them and their successors forever usually on condition of praying for the soul of the donor and his heirs — compare lay fee

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Origin and Etymology of frankalmoign

frank + almoign, almoin; translation of Medieval Latin eleemosyna libera


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