Nontenure Non*ten"ure, n. (Law) A plea of a defendant that he did not hold the land, as affirmed. [1913 Webster]

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  • nontenure — non·tenure …   English syllables

  • nontenure — The name given to a plea in a real action wherein the defendant denied his tenancy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nontenure — “+ noun Etymology: Anglo French nountenure, from noun non (I) + Middle French tenure : a former plea in bar made by a defendant in a real action setting up that he did not hold the land : a plea denying a demise or letting …   Useful english dictionary

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