nontenure definition

  • noun:
    • A defendant's plea that he or she didn't hold the land, as affirmed.
    • A plea of a defendant which he couldn't contain the land, as affirmed.
    • in-law, an obsolete plea in bar to an actual action, by saying that he (the defendant) held perhaps not the land pointed out in the plaintiff's count or statement, or at the very least some part thereof.

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