infeudation


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infeudation

(ˌɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in feudal society)
a. the act of putting a vassal in possession of a fief
b. the deed conferring such possession
c. the consequent relationship of lord and vassal
2. (Law) the granting of tithes to laymen
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infeudation

Feudalism. 1. the process of granting an estate in fee; enfeoffment.
2. the granting of tithes to laymen.
See also: Property and Ownership
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(13) See Claude Thomasset & Rene Laperriere, "Faculties Under Influence: The Infeudation of Law Schools to the Legal Professions" in Fiona Cownie, ed, The Law School: Global Issues, Local Questions (Aldershot, UK: Dartmouth & Ashgate, 1999) 190 at 193-94.
(114) The mechanism of time- and condition-based infeudation fit the bill nicely.
There are some surprises, too, like the finding that the process of infeudation in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Italy was a kind of progress, making for a government more sensitive to local needs.