copy·​hold ˈkä-pē-ˌhōld How to pronounce copyhold (audio)
: a former tenure of land in England and Ireland by right of being recorded in the court of the manor
: an estate held by copyhold

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of copyhold was in the 15th century

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“Copyhold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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