The full, free ownership of the soil implied not only the possibility of uncurtailed possession, but also of selling the soil.
By the way, I was much pleased by Lindley picking out my extinction paragraphs and giving them uncurtailed.
late 15c., from Middle French courtault "made short," from court "short" (Old French cort, from Latin curtus; see curt) + -ault pejorative suffix of Germanic origin. Originally curtal; used of horses with docked tails, which probably influenced the spelling. Related: Curtailed; curtailing.