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[myoo-nuh-muh nt]
  1. muniments, Law. a document, as a title deed or a charter, by which rights or privileges are defended or maintained.
  2. Archaic. a defense or protection.
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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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Historical Examples of muniments

  • Consider what an investment accompanies these muniments of title.

    A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed.

    William Chauncey Bartlett

  • The old apology, therefore, of muniments lost or destroyed, will no longer serve the Scottish historian.

  • Muniments (L. munio, fortify) are records that enable one to defend his title.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms

    James Champlin Fernald

  • Pierre tells what Calcutta banks are custodians of papers, shares of stock, other muniments of title and moneys.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee

  • Even the attic rooms and muniments—but seldom used—are well and fully furnished.

    The House of the Lord

    James E. Talmage

British Dictionary definitions for muniments


pl n
  1. law the title deeds and other documentary evidence relating to the title to land
  2. archaic furnishings or supplies
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  1. rare a means of defence
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Word Origin for muniment

C15: via Old French, from Latin munīre to defend
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