- a person or thing that holds copy.
- a device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer's frame or on a typewriter.
- a proofreader's assistant who reads copy aloud or follows it while proof is read for the detection of deviations from it in proof.
- a person who holds an estate in copyhold.
Origin of copyholder
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Examples from the Web for copyholder
The last was practically the counterpart of the mediæval English copyholder.German Culture Past and Present
Ernest Belfort Bax
So after a while instead of "villein" he became a "copyholder."
Most former electors and every leaseholder and every copyholder were now excluded.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
A copyholder without legal remedy may seem little better than a tenant in mere villenage, except in name.
This copyholder was undoubtedly the descendant of the Welsh serf of mediæval times.A Short History of Wales
Owen M. Edwards
- printing one who reads aloud from the copy as the proof corrector follows the reading in the proof
- printing a device that holds copy in place for the compositor
- law (formerly) a person who held land by copyhold tenure