What does land tenure mean?

Definitions for land tenure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenure, land tenure(noun)

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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of land tenure in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of land tenure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eva Muller:

    Secure and clear land tenure is key because if people have the right to land they will treat the land differently than if they don't.

  2. Gordon Conway:

    Poor farmers don't have the money, time or labor to prevent degradation or improve their soils, if they don't have land tenure, there is no incentive to invest in improving their farms.

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