Definition of Folkland

1. n. Land held in villenage, being distributed among the folk, or people, at the pleasure of the lord of the manor, and resumed at his discretion. Not being held by any assurance in writing, it was opposed to bookland or charter land, which was held by deed.



Definition of Folkland

1. Noun. (legal obsolete UK) Land held in villeinage, being distributed among the folk, or people, at the pleasure of the lord of the manor, and taken back at his discretion. ¹

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Definition of Folkland

1. land held by folk-right [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folkland

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folk songs
folk tale
folk writer
folker
folkers
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folkiness
folkish
folkishly
folkishness
folkishnesses
folkland (current term)
folklands
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folkloristics
folklorists

Literary usage of Folkland

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1. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"In William's time the folkland had become terra regis.9 That the inherent power of the witan was, in the last re- 1 " The king and his witan had power to ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1882)
"On royal demesne, or on folkland, or as a free township? Now we are told by Professor Stubbs that the royal " property in land may fall tinder three heads," ..."

3. Studies and Notes Supplementary to Stubbs' Constitutional History Down to by Charles Petit-Dutaillis, Georges Lefebvre (1908)
"folkland. WAS THERE A " PUBLIC LAND " AMONG THE ANGLO-SAXONS ? ... P. Vinogradoff, folkland in English Historical Review, viii, 1893, pp. 1—17. ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Now with regard to the folkland, or estates held in villeinage, this was a species of tenure neither t See the Oxford editions of the charters. ..."

5. The Growth of English Industry and Commerce by William Cunningham (1882)
"unfree farmer on the folkland, the conquered or criminal slave in the household : other divisions there were, such as that among the ..."

6. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1902)
"_ ' out England, even the King's own estates, may be described (,j p-0lk- as folkland.*' But what the king had as king was a claim to land, certain rights ..."

7. An Introduction to the History of the Law of Real Property, with Original by Kenelm Edward Digby (1884)
"The land not appropriated to individuals or communities is public land, folkland, or land of the people. It is not the subject of individual rights of ..."

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