frankalmoign


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frankalmoign

(ˈfræŋkəlˌmɔɪn)
n
(Historical Terms) English legal history a form of tenure by which religious bodies held lands, esp on condition of praying for the soul of the donor
[C16: from Anglo-French fraunke almoigne, from fraunke frank + almoign church treasury, alms chest]
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The second part focuses on the nature of land tenure, services, and rights of inheritance prior to the thirteenth century and includes: "Gifts in Frankalmoign, Warranty of Land, and Feudal Society"; "Seeking the Language of Warranty of Land in Twelfth-Century England"; "Tenure in Frankalmoign and Knight Service in Twelfth-Century England: Interpretation of the Charters"; and "Choosing Witnesses in Twelfth-Century England.