subinfeudatory


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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.
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subinfeudatory

(ˌsʌbɪnˈfjuːdətərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Historical Terms) a man who held his fief by a subinfeudation
adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to subinfeudation
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