copyhold

copyhold

[kop-ee-hohld]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English; see copy, hold1

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copyhold (ˈkɒpɪˌhəʊld)
 
n
a.  a tenure less than freehold of land in England evidenced by a copy of the Court roll
 b.  land held in this way

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