[ suhb-in-fyoo-dey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsʌb ɪn fyuˈdeɪ ʃən /

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

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

/ (ˌsʌbɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən) /


(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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