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

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.