freehold

[free-hohld] Law.
1.
an estate in land, inherited or held for life.
noun
2.
a form of tenure by which an estate is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life.
adjective
3.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or held by freehold.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English frehold (see free, hold1); translation of Anglo-French franc tenement (see frank1, tenement)

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Freehold

[free-hohld]
noun
a town in E New Jersey: battle of Monmouth courthouse 1778.
Formerly Monmouth.
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freehold (ˈfriːˌhəʊld)
 
n
1.  a.  tenure by which land is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life
 b.  an estate held by such tenure
 
adj
2.  relating to or having the nature of freehold

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freehold
early 15c. (implied in freeholder), translating Anglo-Fr. fraunc tenement; see free + hold.
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Example sentences for freehold
He did not, however, manage to obtain freehold interest in the mulberry garden.
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