Freehold definition

frēhōld
A tenure of an office or a dignity for life.
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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.
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The tenure by which such an estate is held.
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An estate in land held for life or with the right to pass it on through inheritance.
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The holding of an estate, office, etc. in this way.
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Of or held by freehold.
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An ownership estate or possessory interest in land, particularly a fee simple or life estate.
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The tenure of property held in fee simple for life.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
freehold
Plural:
freeholds

Origin of freehold

  • Middle English frehold translation of Anglo-Norman fraunc tenement fraunc free tenement possession

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition