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ˈkɒp iˌhoʊldcopy·hold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. copyholdnoun

    a medieval form of land tenure in England; a copyhold was a parcel of land granted to a peasant by the lord of the manor in return for agricultural services


  1. copyholdnoun

    A former form of tenure in which the title deeds were a copy of the manorial roll

Webster Dictionary

  1. Copyholdnoun

    a tenure of estate by copy of court roll; or a tenure for which the tenant has nothing to show, except the rolls made by the steward of the lord's court

  2. Copyholdnoun

    land held in copyhold


  1. Copyhold

    At its origin in medieval England, copyhold tenure was tenure of land according to the custom of the manor, the "title deeds" being a copy of the record of the manorial court. The privileges granted to each tenant, and the exact services he was to render to the Lord of the Manor in return for them, were described in a book kept by the Steward, who gave a copy of the same to the tenant; consequently these tenants were afterwards called copyholders in contrast to freeholders. The specific rights and duties of copyholders varied greatly from one manor to another and many were established by custom, though generally they laid out rights to use various resources of the land such as wood and pasture, and copyholds very commonly required payment of a type of death duty called a heriot upon the decease of the copyholder. Two main kinds of copyhold tenure developed: ⁕Copyhold of Inheritance: with one main tenant landholder who paid rent and undertook duties to the Lord. When they died, the holding normally passed to their next heir - who might be the eldest son/daughter if no son; or youngest son/daughter if no son; or a division between children, depending upon the custom of that particular manor. In practice, local rules of inheritance were often applied with considerable flexibility. During their life the tenant could usually 'sell' the holding to another person by formally surrendering it to the Lord to be regranted to them. This was recorded in the court roll and formed the new 'copyhold' for the purchaser.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of copyhold in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of copyhold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    A state of immorality or sin
    • A. ternion
    • B. peccadillo
    • C. impurity
    • D. canopy

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