muniment

noun mu·ni·ment \ ˈmyü-nə-mənt \

Definition of muniment

1 : the evidence (such as documents) that enables one to defend the title to an estate or a claim to rights and privileges usually used in plural
2 archaic : a means of defense

Origin and Etymology of muniment

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin munimentum, from Latin, defense, safeguard, from munire to fortify


Law Dictionary

muniment

noun mu·ni·ment \ ˈmyü-nə-mənt \

legal Definition of muniment

: a record (as a deed, statutory grant, or judgment) that passes title to real property and enables a person to defend the title or otherwise maintain a claim to real rights or privileges
  • muniment of title
often used in pl.
  • the muniments of which the chain of record title is formed
  • Connecticut General Statutes

Origin and Etymology of muniment

Anglo-French, from Middle French, defense, from Latin munimentum, from munire to fortify


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