frankalmoign

noun
frank·​al·​moign
variants: or frankalmoin or less commonly frankalmoigne \ ˈfraŋkalˌmȯin , ⸗ˈ⸗⸗ , ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗ \
plural -s

Definition of frankalmoign

: 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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History and Etymology for frankalmoign

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

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“Frankalmoign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frankalmoign. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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