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His right to the land, in fact, was not freehold, but tenure by villein socage.

Such was the issue of the battle of Freehold, or of Monmouth, as the Americans call it.

The landholder in Virginia became then in effect a freehold tenant of the King.

I suppose you wouldn't know whether the land about there was freehold?

The squire greatly coveted the freehold of Queen Anne's Farm.

And he built the people a chapel on a bit of freehold he bought for them.

The State of New Jersey has abolished the freehold qualification.

All his wealth was now summed up in a freehold farm of twenty acres.

Each swung a light cane, and each looked and talked as if the town were his freehold.

I've got the freehold, so there's no rent to pay, but Bertrand runs the place.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (implied in freeholder), translating Anglo-French fraunc tenement; see free (adj.) + hold (n.). Related: Freeholder.

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