muniment

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman muniment, Middle French muniment, and their source, Latin mūnīmentum (fortification, defence), from mūnīre (to fortify).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

muniment (plural muniments)

  1. (chiefly law) A deed, or other official document kept as proof of ownership or rights or privileges; an archived document. [from 15th c.]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blount to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete, in the plural) Things which a person or place is equipped with; effects, furnishings, accoutrements. [15th-19th c.]
  3. (obsolete) Something used as a defence. [16th-19th c.]
    • Shakespeare
      other muniments and petty helps

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

muniment m (plural munimens)

  1. reinforcement; fortification
  2. (law) muniment

References[edit]

  • muniment on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

muniment m (oblique plural munimenz or munimentz, nominative singular munimenz or munimentz, nominative plural muniment)

  1. reinforcement; fortification
  2. (law) muniment

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