muniment (c.1300)

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muniment (c.1300)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 6/iii,222a munire; Gdf: 5,448c muniment; GdfC: ; TL: 6,434 muniment; DEAF:  muniment; DMF:  muniment; TLF: ; OED:  muniment n.; MED:  muniment n.; DMLBS: 1862c munimentum ]
munement,  muniement,  munimente,  munyment,  miniment,  minument; 
pl. munemens,  munemenz,  munimens,  munimentez,  munimentys,  munimenz,  munymenz,  munumentz  ii 35  

Its long sequence of up to twelve minims makes the first half of this word open to different possible readings. Furthermore, the word overlaps in meaning with monument, and all mo- variants are listed under that headword.


1lawlegal document (deed, charter etc.) that proves title to property or other privileges
( c.1300 )  les estaundars et les autres munymenz de la vile  i 48
( c.1340 )  examiner [...] leurs (=ships’) minuments et endentures  28
( c.1401; MS: s.xv1 )  les roulles, papires, garantes, munimentz et autres evidences queconqes voz offices concernantz  419.19
( 1413 )  forgent de novell divers faux faitz et minimentz et les fount pronuncier  ii 170
( 1430-31 )  fount pronuncier ou publier ascuns faux faites ou munimentys, pur anienter ou trobler les possessions et titiell de ces lieges  iv 378
( c.1437 )  le feme ad chartres et munimentez concernant a son heritage de mesme le terre  i cxxxix.177
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