copyhold

noun
copy·​hold | \ ˈkä-pē-ˌhōld How to pronounce copyhold (audio) \

Definition of copyhold

1 : a former tenure of land in England and Ireland by right of being recorded in the court of the manor
2 : an estate held by copyhold

First Known Use of copyhold

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Copyhold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copyhold. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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