[suhb-in-fyoo-dey-shuh n] /ˌsʌb ɪn fyuˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun, Feudal Law.
the granting of a portion of an estate by a feudal tenant to a subtenant, held from the tenant on terms similar to those of the grant to the tenant.
the tenure established.
the estate or fief so created.
(in feudal society) the granting of land by a vassal to another man who became his vassal
the tenure or relationship so established
[suhb-in-fyoo-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌsʌb ɪnˈfyu dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural subinfeudatories. 1. a person who holds by subinfeudation. subinfeudatory /ˌsʌbɪnˈfjuːdətərɪ; -trɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. a man who held his fief by a subinfeudation adjective 2. of or relating to subinfeudation
noun, Ecology. 1. an organism that has a lesser effect than an influent on the ecological processes within a community.
noun, Mathematics. 1. an interval that is a subset of a given interval.
noun, plural intimae [in-tuh-mee] /ˈɪn təˌmi/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the innermost membrane or lining of some organ or part, especially that of an artery, vein, or lymphatic. noun (pl) -mae (-ˌmiː) 1. (anatomy, zoology) the innermost layer of an organ or part, esp of a blood vessel intima in·ti·ma (ĭn’tə-mə) n. pl. in·ti·mas or […]