bookland

Bookland

Book"land`\, Bockland \Bock"land`\, n. [AS. b?cland; b?c book + land land.] (O. Eng. Law) Charter land held by deed under certain rents and free services, which differed in nothing from free socage lands. This species of tenure has given rise to the modern freeholds.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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