freehold

[ free-hohld ]
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  1. an estate in land, inherited or held for life.

noun
  1. a form of tenure by which an estate is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life.

adjective
  1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or held by freehold.

Origin of freehold

1
1375–1425; late Middle English frehold (see free, hold1); translation of Anglo-French franc tenement (see frank1, tenement)

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Other definitions for Freehold (2 of 2)

Freehold
[ free-hohld ]

noun
  1. a town in E New Jersey: battle of Monmouth courthouse 1778.

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How to use freehold in a sentence

  • In both England and Ireland at that time a forty-shilling freehold gave a vote.

    Is Ulster Right? | Anonymous

British Dictionary definitions for freehold

freehold

/ (ˈfriːˌhəʊld) property law /


noun
    • tenure by which land is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life

    • an estate held by such tenure

adjective
  1. relating to or having the nature of freehold

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