emphyteusis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin emphyteusis, from Ancient Greek ἐμφύτευσις (emphúteusis, tenure of a type of leasehold).

Noun[edit]

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emphyteusis

  1. (law) A right to enjoyment of property with a given stipulation that the property will be improved or maintained in an agreed upon manner; long leasehold

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the Province of Québec this is a right occasionally given to people maintaining government property for periods between 10 and 100 years at a time.

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