[suhb-in-fyoo-dey-shuh n]

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.

Nearby words

  1. subimago,
  2. subincision,
  3. subindex,
  4. subinfection,
  5. subinfeudate,
  6. subinfeudatory,
  7. subinfluent,
  8. subinterval,
  9. subinvolution,
  10. subirrigate

Origin of subinfeudation

1720–30; sub- + infeudation enfeoffment < Medieval Latin infeudātiōn-, s. of infeudātiō (see in-2, feud2, -ation) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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