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subinfeudatory

[ suhb-in-fyoo-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˌsʌb ɪnˈfyu dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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noun, plural sub·in·feu·da·to·ries.

a person who holds by subinfeudation.

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Origin of subinfeudatory

First recorded in 1885–90; subinfeudat(ion) + -ory1
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British Dictionary definitions for subinfeudatory

subinfeudatory
/ (ˌsʌbɪnˈfjuːdətərɪ, -trɪ) in feudal society /

noun plural -ries

a man who held his fief by a subinfeudation

adjective

of or relating to subinfeudation
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