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Definition of "muniment" [mu•ni•ment]

  • Law Documentary evidence by which one can defend a title to property or a claim to rights. (noun)
  • Archaic A means of defense or protection. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muniment" in a sentence
  • "When it was morning, the Caliph gave orders to record the history of what had befallen Ghanim from first to last and to deposit it in the royal muniment rooms, that those who came after him might read it and marvel at the dealings of Destiny and put their trust in Him who created the night and the day."
  • "Kalandars to be recorded in the archives and be set in the royal muniment-chambers."
  • "The Caliph wondered at her words and bade the tale be recorded and chronicled and laid up in his muniment-chambers. —"
Words like "muniment"
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