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Subinfeudation

English Law: Subinfeudation in the Past

The act of an inferior lord by which he carved out a part of an estate which he held of a superior and granted it to an inferior tenant (see more about this popular legal topic in the U.K. encyclopedia) to be held of himself.

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It was an indirect mode of transferring the fief and resorted to as an artifice to elude the feudal restraint upon alienation: this was forbidden by the statute of Quia Emptores, 18 Ed. I; 2 Bl. Com. 91; 3 Kent, Com. 406. [1]

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  1. Partialy, this information about subinfeudation is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including subinfeudation.

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  • Article Name: Subinfeudation
  • Author: Shelby Perry
  • Description: English Law: Subinfeudation in the Past The act of an inferior lord by which he carved out a part of an estate which he [...]

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