- an estate in land held for life or with the right to pass it on through inheritance
- the holding of an estate, office, etc. in this way
Origin of freeholdMiddle English fre holde, after Anglo-French franc tenement
of or held by freehold
- Law a. A form of estate in which possession is held in fee, in tail, for the duration of the person's life, or during the life of some other person.b. The tenure by which such an estate is held.
- A tenure of an office or a dignity for life.
Origin of freeholdMiddle English frehold, translation of Anglo-Norman fraunc tenement : fraunc, free + tenement, possession.
freehold - Legal Definition
An ownership estate or possessory interest in land, particularly a fee simple or life estate.