- 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
Examples from the Web for subinfeudation
Historical Examples of subinfeudation
The practice of subinfeudation, became in France almost universal.The Group Mind
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.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 2 of 3
Henry Thomas Buckle
- (in feudal society) the granting of land by a vassal to another man who became his vassal
- the tenure or relationship so established