Muniment

Source: Rapalje, Stewart, and Robert L. Lawrence. A Dictionary of American and English Law, &c. Vol. II. Jersey City, N.J.: Frederick D. Linn & Co., 1888.  Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Muniment.——Title deeds and other documents relating to the title to land are sometimes called "muniments," from the Latin word munio, which signifies to defend or fortify, because they enable the owner to defend his estate.——Termes de la Ley.

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