frankalmoign

/ (ˈfræŋkəlˌmɔɪn) /

noun

English legal history a form of tenure by which religious bodies held lands, esp on condition of praying for the soul of the donor

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Word Origin for frankalmoign

C16: from Anglo-French fraunke almoigne, from fraunke frank + almoign church treasury, alms chest
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