Definition of muniments in English:


plural noun

  • Title deeds or other documents proving a person's title to land:

    ‘Navy Board muniments for the seventeenth—nineteenth centuries’
    [as modifier] ‘the muniment room’
    • ‘It is worth noting that even if no deed was prepared, your wife's divorce decree may state that the decree itself will function as a muniment of title to transfer ownership of the home to her.’
    • ‘However, when a will is probated as a muniment of title, inventories are not filed.’
    • ‘You will either need to conduct a normal probate, commonly known as an independent administration, or you might be able to conduct a simplified form of probate called probating the will as a muniment of title.’
    • ‘When you file a will as a muniment of title, you still have to file certain papers with the court and go to a hearing, but you don't need to file an inventory listing her assets.’
    • ‘Probating a will as a muniment of title can be simpler and less expensive than other forms of probate.’
    documentation, data, information, evidence
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Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin munimentum defence (in medieval Latin title deed), from munire fortify.