Meaning of frankalmoign in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfraŋkalˌmɔɪn/ /ˈfraŋklmɔɪn/


historical Law
  • A feudal tenure in England by which a religious body could hold land perpetually, in principle without any secular obligations, in return for the performance of religious duties, most commonly the saying of masses or prayers for the soul of the donor and his descendants.


Early 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Bradshaw (d. 1513), scholar and hagiographer. From frank and almoign, after Anglo-Norman fraunke almoigne.