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MUNIMENT

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 9 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MUNIMENT, a word chiefly used in the plural, as a collective term for the documents, charters, title-deeds, &c. relating to the property, rights and privileges of a corporation, such as a college, a family or private person, and kept as " evidences " for defending the same. Hence the medieval usage of the word munimentum, in classical Latin, a defence, fortification, from munire, to defend.
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