Definition of subinfeudation in English:

subinfeudation

(also subenfeudation)

noun

Feudal Law
  • 1A granting of land by a feudatory to an inferior to hold on the same terms as the grantor holds it from a superior; a transfer of land by a subfeu; a piece of land granted on these terms.

  • 2The practice or system of granting land by a subinfeudation; the relation or tenure established by this system.

Origin

Early 18th century. From post-classical Latin subinfeudation-, subinfeudatio from sub- + infeudatio.

Pronunciation

subinfeudation

/ˌsʌbɪnfjuːˈdeɪʃŋ/