Examples from the Web for copyhold
What is the etymology of grasson, a word used in some north-country manors for a fine paid on alienation of copyhold lands?
The very fact of copyhold thus gaining on villain socage may have pushed this last on towards freehold.Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff
The last thing, of course, which occurred to the writer of these entries was any legal theory as to the origin of copyhold tenure.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century|Richard Henry Tawney
The Manor comprises 1,200 acres, none of which is now copyhold.The Annals of Willenhall|Frederick William Hackwood
(b) Persons holding land of the manor by copy of court roll, or copyhold tenants.
British Dictionary definitions for copyhold
noun law (formerly)
- a tenure less than freehold of land in England evidenced by a copy of the Court roll
- land held in this way