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copyhold

formerly a tenure less than freehold of land in England evidenced by a copy of the Court roll or land held in this way.

COPYHOLD, estate in the English law. A copyhold estate is a parcel of a manor, held at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, by a grant from the lord, and admittance of the tenant, entered on the rolls of the manor court. Cruise, Dig. t. 10, c. 1, s. 3. Vide Ch. Pr. Index, h.t.

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(37) The differentiation into "'urban" and "rural" inhabitants is established by detailed analysis of the successive surveys and rentals and the surrenders and admissions of copyhold tenements in the court rolls in HL, HAM, Box 25, folders 3-4, 9, and 11.
--Surrender: Renunciar a una propiedad en copyhold a favor del senor del menor.
The online revision of the MDR is aimed not just at lawyers and copyhold tenants, but also at undergraduate and postgraduate students, professional and amateur historians, archivists and archaeologists.
They also endorsed Dudley's proposal to enfranchise copyholds for land at three years' annual value.
The statute did not list copyhold interests, which were used to transfer Church property in Heydon's Case.
Byrd, however, affected to demise the copyhold to Caswell, who assigned his interest to King:
Villeinage and copyhold farms were almost non-present in this region of Denmark in the first half of the 19th century, while more than 60% of the farmers on the eastern isles of Denmark were copyholders (Bjorn, 1988).
Mark," the godmother is weaving silk on a loom through her "whispering hands," a renewal of the sequence's movement toward "at-one-ment." This opening image is followed by an array of familiar motifs: "broochlight intermittent between the fronds" repeats the recurring image of light on leaves in the sequence; the chiming clock in the second stanza echoes the bells that resound throughout "An Apology"; the "copyhold well-tinctured and well-tied" puns on the sacred well and dropping-well mentioned earlier; and the poem concludes with photographic images of the unmarried dead -- "lost delicate suitors," "virgin till they died" -- consistent with the sequence's marriage theme.
To the propertied, freedom and law were linked, their revolution was fought to establish absolute rights to property and to enable the transformation of copyhold into leasehold, transmuting all customary land rights by enclosing commons, forests, fens.
One grisly aspect of the raid on the house in Copyhold Lane was the discovery of a girlie magazine containing an article entitled The Hit Man's Holiday, the true story of a murder victim being dismembered to prevent identification.