sub·​in·​feu·​da·​tion ˌsəb-ˌin-fyü-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce subinfeudation (audio)
: the subdivision of a feudal estate by a vassal who in turn becomes feudal lord over his tenants
subinfeudate transitive verb

Word History


sub- + infeudation enfeoffment

First Known Use

circa 1730, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subinfeudation was circa 1730

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“Subinfeudation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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