bookland

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English bōcland, equivalent to book +‎ land.

Noun[edit]

bookland (plural booklands)

  1. (Anglo-Saxon) In Anglo-Saxon society, land held by charter or written title, free from all fief, fee, service, and/or fines. Such was formerly held chiefly by the nobility, and denominated freeholders.

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