mu·​ni·​ment | \ ˈmyü-nə-mənt How to pronounce muniment (audio) \

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

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“Muniment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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

History and Etymology for muniment

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

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