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  1. tenure, land tenure(noun)

    the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands

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  1. Land tenure

    Land tenure is the name given, particularly in common law systems, to the legal regime in which land is owned by an individual, who is said to "hold" the land. The sovereign monarch, known as The Crown, held land in its own right. All private owners are either its tenants or sub-tenants. The term "tenure" is used to signify the relationship between tenant and lord, not the relationship between tenant and land. Over history, many different forms of land ownership, i.e., ways of owning land, have been established. A landholder or landowner is a holder of the estate in land with considerable rights of ownership or, simply put, an owner of land.

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