Frankalmoigne

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frankalmoigne (Eng. Law) A tenure by which a religious corporation holds lands given to them and their successors forever, usually on condition of praying for the soul of the donor and his heirs; -- called also tenure by free alms.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. franc, free + Norm. F. almoigne, alma, for almosne, F. aumône,. See Frank (a.), and Almoner

Usage

In literature:

FRANKALMOIGNE, n. The tenure by which a religious corporation holds lands on condition of praying for the soul of the donor.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
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