subinfeudation

noun
sub·​in·​feu·​da·​tion | \ ˌsəb-ˌin-fyü-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce subinfeudation (audio) \

Definition of subinfeudation

: the subdivision of a feudal estate by a vassal who in turn becomes feudal lord over his tenants

Other Words from subinfeudation

subinfeudate \ ˌsəb-​ˌin-​ˈfyü-​ˌdāt How to pronounce subinfeudate (audio) \ transitive verb

First Known Use of subinfeudation

circa 1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subinfeudation

sub- + infeudation enfeoffment

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The first known use of subinfeudation was circa 1730

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“Subinfeudation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subinfeudation. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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