Origin of tenure
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How to use tenure in a sentence
In Domesday Book the feudal or tenurial principle seems still struggling for recognition.
The trait to which we allude we shall call (for want of a better term) the tenurial heterogeneity of the burgesses.
But this tenurial heterogeneity seems to be an attribute of all or nearly all the very ancient boroughs, the county towns.
That tenurial heterogeneity of which we have been speaking had another important effect.
But in East Anglia there is no such simplicity of arrangement, no such permanence of tenurial compartments.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century|Richard Henry Tawney
British Dictionary definitions for tenure
- the holding or occupying of property, esp realty, in return for services rendered, etc
- the duration of such holding or occupation