Frank`al*moigne" (?), n. [F. franc free + Norm. F. almoigne alma, for almosne, F. aumone. See Frank, a., and Almoner.] 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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