muniment

[myoo-nuh-muh nt]
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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.

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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muniments

pl n

law the title deeds and other documentary evidence relating to the title to land
archaic furnishings or supplies

muniment

noun

rare a means of defence

Word Origin for muniment

C15: via Old French, from Latin munīre to defend
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