nontenure

noun non·tenure \"+\

Definition of nontenure

  1. :  a former plea in bar made by a defendant in a real action setting up that he did not hold the land :  a plea denying a demise or letting

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Origin and Etymology of nontenure

Anglo-French nountenure, from noun- 1non- + Middle French tenure


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