Definition of Copyhold

1. Noun. A medieval form of land tenure in England; a copyhold was a parcel of land granted to a peasant by the lord of the manor in return for agricultural services.

Generic synonyms: Land Tenure, Tenure



Definition of Copyhold

1. n. A tenure of estate by copy of court roll; or a tenure for which the tenant has nothing to show, except the rolls made by the steward of the lord's court.

Definition of Copyhold

1. Noun. A former form of tenure in which the title deeds were a copy of the manorial roll ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Copyhold

1. a type of ownership of land [n -S]

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Literary usage of Copyhold

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"principles which are held' to be the supporters of the copyhold tenure, and without which it cannot exist; 1. That the lands be parcel of, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"In this instance the intention to subject the copyhold estate appeared in other ... Want of surrender supplied; if copyhold estate is devised for debts. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: And of by William Peere Williams, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1826)
"I. 330 Voluntary conveyance of a copyhold or other estate not helped in equity against an heir. 1. 354 One devises all his real estate to pay debts, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"And though it has'been argued from authorities, that general words in a will shall not be construed to carry copyhold where there is freehold to satisfy ..."

5. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1792)
"An equity of redemption of a copyhold may be ... part of his copyhold to be fold for payment of his detis after his death ; one of the creditors payeth the ..."

6. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"The want of a surrender of copyhold estate to the use of the will ... Testator seised of freehold and copyhold estates in the counties of H. and C., ..."

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