[ kop-ee-hohld ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌhoʊld /


(formerly) a type of ownership of land in England, evidenced by a copy of the manor roll establishing the title.
an estate held under such ownership.

Origin of copyhold

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at copy, hold1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for copyhold

/ (ˈkɒpɪˌhəʊld) /

noun law (formerly)

  1. a tenure less than freehold of land in England evidenced by a copy of the Court roll
  2. land held in this way
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