blanch holding

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blanch holding (plural blanch holdings)

  1. (Scotland, law, obsolete) A mode of tenure by the payment of a small duty in white rent (silver) or otherwise.
    • 1876, Hugh Cowan, The Land Rights of Scotland: Being a Collection of the Entail, Conveyancing, and Other Statutes Relating to Land:
      And be it enacted, That all Tenures of any Lands or Heretages in Scotland, that are now held or liable or be held of his Majesty by Ward Holding, whether simple or taxed Ward, are hereby enacted to be turned into Blanch Holding []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for blanch holding in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)