land tenure requiring religious obligations on part of tenant

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  • Frankalmoign — The etymology of frankalmoign(e) is to be found in two Norman French words: franc meaning free; and almoigne or almosne meaning alms. Thus, in English law, frankalmoign(e) is tenure in free alms. Gifts to religious institutions in free alms were… …   Wikipedia

  • frankalmoign — noun tenure in return for religious duty or service …   Wiktionary

  • Frankalmoign — The term for tenure of land held in perpetuity by a religious body in return for prayers for the donor s soul and his/her descendants. The land was free of all obligations bar the *trimoda necessitas. Fealty was not owed to any lord. This was the …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Frankalmoign — 1) An ecclesiastical tenure by which a monastery or other ecclesiastical corporation holds property under the obligation of saying prayers for the souls of the donor and his family. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 256) 2) The tenure… …   Medieval glossary

  • frankalmoign — frank·al·moign …   English syllables

  • frankalmoign — /frankjelmoyn/ In English law, free alms. A spiritual tenure whereby religious corporations, aggregate or sole, held lands of the donor to them and their successors forever. They were discharged of all other except religious services, and the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • frankalmoign — …   Useful english dictionary

  • frankalmoign tenure — A form of land tenure whereby a religious corporation held lands of the donor to them and their successors forever. Tenure in free alms,–a Saxon tenure which survived the Norman revolution, and under which tenure an ecclesiastical corporation… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenure in frankalmoign — Same as frankalmoign tenure …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenure by free alms — frankalmoign …   Useful english dictionary

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