Definition of infeudation in US English:

infeudation

noun

historical
  • (under the feudal system) the granting of an estate to be held in fee.

    • ‘The statute of Quia Emptores (1290) abolished Sub-Infeudation in England.’
    • ‘Such a status of infeudation is constitutive of the postcard.’
    • ‘Most of the families incur debt with the few wealthy ones, creating conditions which result in a new infeudation by the Piantanida and Clerici families.’

Origin

Late 15th century: from medieval Latin infeudatio(n-), from infeudare ‘enfeoff’ (based on feudum ‘fee’).

Pronunciation

infeudation

/ˌinfyo͞oˈdāSHən//ˌɪnfjuˈdeɪʃən/