emphyteusis

noun em·phy·teu·sis \ˌem(p)fəˈtüsə̇s, -fə‧ˈtyü-\

Definition of emphyteusis

plural

emphyteuses

\-üˌsēz\
  1. :  a Roman and civil law contract by which a grant is made of a right either perpetual or for a long period to the possession and enjoyment of originally agricultural land subject to the keeping of the land in cultivation or from depreciation, the payment of a fixed annual rent, and some other conditions; also :  the heritable and alienable right so granted or the tenure by which it is held

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Origin and Etymology of emphyteusis

Late Latin, from Late Greek, from Greek emphyteuein to implant (from em- 2en- + phyteuein to plant, from phyton plant) + -sis — more at phyt-


First Known Use: circa 1618


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