free tenement

free tenement
noun
Etymology: Middle English fre tenement (translation of Anglo-French fraunc tenement frank tenement), from fre free + tenement
English law : a freehold tenement

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  • free tenements — Tenement Ten e*ment, n. [OF. tenement a holding, a fief, F. t[ e]nement, LL. tenementum, fr. L. tenere to hold. See {Tenant}.] 1. (Feud. Law) That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenement — Ten e*ment, n. [OF. tenement a holding, a fief, F. t[ e]nement, LL. tenementum, fr. L. tenere to hold. See {Tenant}.] 1. (Feud. Law) That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in consideration of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenement house — Tenement Ten e*ment, n. [OF. tenement a holding, a fief, F. t[ e]nement, LL. tenementum, fr. L. tenere to hold. See {Tenant}.] 1. (Feud. Law) That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenement (law) — A tenement (from the Latin to hold ), in law, is anything that is held, rather than owned. This usage is a holdover from feudalism, which still forms the basis of all real estate law in the English speaking world.Under feudalism, land itself is… …   Wikipedia

  • Tenement — ♦ A tenure; an interest in land which may be either free or unfree according to the services which the tenant is obliged to render in return for it. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 258) Related terms: Tenure …   Medieval glossary

  • frank tenement — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French fraunc tenement, from Old French franc, fraunc free + tenement more at tenement : a freehold estate …   Useful english dictionary

  • frank-tenement — In English law, a free tenement, freeholding, or freehold. 2 Bl.Comm. 61, 62, 104. Used to denote both the tenure and the estate …   Black's law dictionary

  • frank-tenement — In English law, a free tenement, freeholding, or freehold. 2 Bl.Comm. 61, 62, 104. Used to denote both the tenure and the estate …   Black's law dictionary

  • frank tenement — A free tenement; a freehold …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Warren (free) — Free warren mdash;often simply warren mdash;refers to a type of franchise or privilege conveyed by a sovereign in mediaeval England to a subject, promising to hold them harmless for killing game of certain species within a stipulated area,… …   Wikipedia

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