infeudation

/ (ˌɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

(in feudal society)
  1. the act of putting a vassal in possession of a fief
  2. the deed conferring such possession
  3. the consequent relationship of lord and vassal
the granting of tithes to laymen

Nearby words

  1. inferoanterior,
  2. infertile,
  3. infertility,
  4. infest,
  5. infestation,
  6. infibulate,
  7. infibulation,
  8. infidel,
  9. infidelic,
  10. infidelity

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