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Definition of "copyhold" [cop•y•hold]

  • A former form of tenure in which the title deeds were a copy of the manorial roll (noun)

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Use "copyhold" in a sentence
  • "All who have at any time owned or purchased what is known as copyhold land might be supposed to know something of the nature of the title on which such land is held."
  • "In Scotland a village is erected upon a species of landright, very different from the copyhold so frequent in England."
  • "Ann's paternal grandfather, John Hathaway alias Gardner, acquired the copyhold of Hewlands Farm in 1543 and it was probably he who modernised the house by installing stone fireplaces in each of the two bays of the hall, one eight feet across and the other eleven."