copyhold

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copyhold (countable and uncountable, plural copyholds)

  1. A former form of tenure in which the title deeds were a copy of the manorial roll
    • 1990, John Updike, Rabbit at Rest,
      "[...]this quiz with all the strange old terms in it, curtilage and messuage and socage and fee simple and fee tail and feoffee and copyhold and customary freehold and mortmain and devises and lex loci rei sitae."

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