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

First Known Use of muniment

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for muniment

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

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

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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 formedConnecticut General Statutes

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