variants or frankalmoin or less commonly frankalmoigne
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

Word History


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

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“Frankalmoign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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