noun Feudal Law.
the granting of a portion of an estate by a feudal tenant to a subtenant, held from the tenant on terms similar to those of the grant to the tenant.
the tenure established.
the estate or fief so created.
Origin of subinfeudation
enfeoffment < Medieval Latin infeudātiōn-, s. of infeudātiō
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for subinfeudation
Historical Examples of subinfeudation
The practice of subinfeudation, became in France almost universal.
The above-named statute forbade the future subinfeudation of lands, and consequently hindered the further creation of manors.
Subinfeudation came to a complete stop, and whenever great family estates broke up the king obtained new tenants-in-chief.
For, the practice of subinfeudation, which in our country was actively checked, became in France almost universal.
British Dictionary definitions for subinfeudation
(in feudal society) the granting of land by a vassal to another man who became his vassal
the tenure or relationship so established
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