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copyhold

[kop-ee-hohld] /ˈkɒp iˌhoʊld/
noun
1.
(formerly) a type of ownership of land in England, evidenced by a copy of the manor roll establishing the title.
2.
an estate held under such ownership.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see copy, hold1
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British Dictionary definitions for copyhold

copyhold

/ˈkɒpɪˌhəʊld/
noun (law, formerly)
1.
  1. a tenure less than freehold of land in England evidenced by a copy of the Court roll
  2. land held in this way
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