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infeudation

/ ˌɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən /

noun

  1. 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
  2. the granting of tithes to laymen


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The influence of nepotism on sub-infeudation, in the case of ecclesiastical fiefs, is too important to be passed over.

They are content to be annuitants on the land, and sub-infeudation has gone to incredible lengths.

Their hold on land, too, has weakened, owing to increasing pressure of population and excessive sub-infeudation.

The Conveyancing Act of 1874 renders any clause in a disposition against sub-infeudation null and void.

In 1290, by another statute, Quia emptores, he forbade all new sub-infeudation.

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