freehold
noun Date: 15th century 1. a tenure of real property by which an estate in fee simple or fee tail or an estate for life is held; also an estate held by such tenure — compare fee 1 2. British an estate held in fee simple • freehold adjective or adverbfreeholder noun

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  • freehold — free‧hold [ˈfriːhəʊld ǁ hoʊld] noun [countable, uncountable] PROPERTY LAW complete ownership of a building or land for an unlimited time: • Residential leaseholders living in blocks of flats have the right to acquire the freehold of their block… …   Financial and business terms

  • freehold — free·hold / frē ˌhōld/ n [translation of Anglo French frank tenement freehold estate]: a tenure of real property the duration of which cannot be determined and by which an estate in fee simple or fee tail or for life is held; also: an estate held …   Law dictionary

  • Freehold — may refer to:*Fee simple: interest in real property, as opposed to leasehold *Freehold (Scots law): a term similar to fee simple , but not identical in meaning. *customary freehold, privileged copyhold or copyhold of frank tenure. ;Places *places …   Wikipedia

  • Freehold — Freehold, NJ U.S. borough in New Jersey Population (2000): 10976 Housing Units (2000): 3821 Land area (2000): 1.995230 sq. miles (5.167623 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.995230 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Freehold — Free hold , n. (Lw) An estate in real property, of inheritance (in fee simple or fee tail) or for life; or the tenure by which such estate is held. Kent. Burrill. [1913 Webster] {To abate into a freehold}. See under {Abate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freehold — [frē′hōld΄] n. [ME fre holde, after Anglo Fr franc tenement] 1. an estate in land held for life or with the right to pass it on through inheritance: distinguished from LEASEHOLD 2. the holding of an estate, office, etc., in this way adj. of or… …   English World dictionary

  • Freehold — (spr. Friehold), 1) Städtischer Bezirk mit Postamt (Post township) in der Grafschaft Monmouth des Staates New Jersey; 2800 Ew.; 2) Postort darin u. Hauptort der Grafschaft; 6 Kirchen, Bank, Akademie, 3 Zeitungen; Zweigbahn zum Anschluß an die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Freehold — (spr. frihohld), in England ein freies Lehn; davon Freeholders, die wahlberechtigten brit. Grundbesitzer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • freehold — early 15c. (implied in freeholder), translating Anglo Fr. fraunc tenement; see FREE (Cf. free) (adj.) + HOLD (Cf. hold) …   Etymology dictionary

  • freehold — ► NOUN 1) permanent and absolute tenure of land or property with freedom to dispose of it at will. 2) chiefly Brit. a piece of land or property held by such tenure. DERIVATIVES freeholder noun …   English terms dictionary

  • freehold — An estate for life or in fee. Intermountain Realty Co. v. Allen, 60 Idaho 228, 90 P.2d 704, 706. @ freehold estate A freehold estate is a right of title to land. Cohn v. Litwin, 311 Ill.App. 55, 35 N.E.2d 410, 413. An estate in land or other real …   Black's law dictionary

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