freehold definition

  • noun:
    • Law An estate presented in fee or for life.
    • Law The tenure where such an estate is held.
    • A tenure of an office or a dignity forever.
    • The tenure of residential property held in fee simple for a lifetime.
    • An estate in genuine property, of inheritance (in fee simple or fee tail) or for life; or the tenure through which such property is held.
    • In law: initially, in The united kingdomt, an estate in land in possession held by a freeman; a totally free socage or feudal property; today, an estate in fee simple or fee-tail, or even for life, as opposed to copyhold. See the herb.
    • ergo, generally, an estate in land such had been initially considered as being an ownership for the earth itself, as distinguished from a mere usage or chattel desire for it.
    • A parcel of land held by either regarding the tenures above explained.
    • Figuratively, any free or unrestricted ownership, or right of ownership; what belongs to at least one definitely.
    • an estate held in fee simple or even for life
    • tenure where land is held in fee simple or even for life

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