muniment

[ myoo-nuh-muh nt ]
/ ˈmyu nə mənt /
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noun

muniments, Law. a document, as a title deed or a charter, by which rights or privileges are defended or maintained.
Archaic. a defense or protection.

Nearby words

  1. municipality,
  2. municipalize,
  3. munificence,
  4. munificent,
  5. munificently,
  6. muniment room,
  7. muniments,
  8. munin,
  9. munite,
  10. munition

Origin of muniment

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin mūnīmentum document (e.g., title, deed) for use in defense against a claimant, Latin: defense, protection, orig., fortification, equivalent to mūnī(re) to fortify + -mentum -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for muniment

muniment

/ (ˈmjuːnɪmənt) /

noun

rare a means of defence

Word Origin for muniment

C15: via Old French, from Latin munīre to defend

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