Muniment Definition

A means of protection or defense.
Webster's New World
A document or documents serving as evidence of inheritances, title to property, etc.
Webster's New World

(chiefly law) A deed, or other official document kept as proof of ownership or rights or privileges; an archived document. [from 15th c.]


Origin of Muniment

  • From Anglo-Norman muniment, Middle French muniment, and their source, Latin mÅ«nÄ«mentum (“fortification, defence"), from mÅ«nÄ«re (“to fortify").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin mūnīmentum from Latin defense, protection from mūnīre to fortify munition

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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