Meaning of subinfeudation

sub•in•feu•da•tion

Pronunciation: (sub"in-fy-dā'shun), [key]
— n. Feudal Law.
  1. secondary infeudation; the granting of a portion of an estate by a feudal tenant to a subtenant, held from the tenant on terms similar to those of the grant to the tenant.
  2. the tenure established.
  3. the estate or fief so created.
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