freehold

noun
free·​hold | \ˈfrē-ˌhōld \

Definition of freehold 

1 : a tenure of real property by which an estate in fee simple or fee tail or an estate for life is held also : an estate held by such tenure — compare fee sense 1

2 British : an estate held in fee simple

Other Words from freehold

freehold adjective or adverb
freeholder \ ˈfrē-​ˌhōl-​dər \ noun

First Known Use of freehold

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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freehold

noun
free·​hold | \ˈfrē-ˌhōld \

Legal Definition of freehold 

: a tenure of real property the duration of which cannot be determined and by which an estate in fee simple or fee tail or for life is held also : an estate held by such tenure — compare leasehold

Other Words from freehold

freehold adjective or adverb

History and Etymology for freehold

translation of Anglo-French frank tenement freehold estate

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