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freehold

[ free-hohld ]
/ ˈfriˌhoʊld /
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an estate in land, inherited or held for life.
noun
a form of tenure by which an estate is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life.
adjective
pertaining to, of the nature of, or held by freehold.
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Origin of freehold

1375–1425; late Middle English frehold (see free, hold1); translation of Anglo-French franc tenement (see frank1, tenement)

Other definitions for freehold (2 of 2)

Freehold
[ free-hohld ]
/ ˈfriˌhoʊld /

noun
a town in E New Jersey: battle of Monmouth courthouse 1778.
Formerly Monmouth.
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British Dictionary definitions for freehold

freehold
/ (ˈfriːˌhəʊld) property law /

noun
  1. tenure by which land is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life
  2. an estate held by such tenure
adjective
relating to or having the nature of freehold
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