subinfeudation

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sub·in·feu·da·tion

 (sŭb′ĭn-fyo͞o-dā′shən)
n.
1. The sublease of a portion of a feudal estate by a vassal to a subtenant who pays fealty to the vassal.
2. The lands so leased.

sub′in·feu′da·to′ry (-fyo͞o′də-tôr′ē) adj.

subinfeudation

(ˌsʌbɪnfjʊˈdeɪʃən)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in feudal society) the granting of land by a vassal to another man who became his vassal
2. (Historical Terms) the tenure or relationship so established