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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copyhold  \Cop"y*hold`\,  n.  (Eng.  Law) 
  a  A  tenure  of  estate  by  copy  of  court  roll;  or  a  tenure  for 
  which  the  tenant  has  nothing  to  show  except  the  rolls 
  made  by  the  steward  of  the  lord's  court.  --Blackstone. 
  b  Land  held  in  copyhold.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Copyholds  do  not  exist  in  the  United  States. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  copyhold 
  n  :  a  medieval  form  of  land  tenure  in  England;  a  copyhold  was  a 
  parcel  of  land  granted  to  a  peasant  by  the  lord  of  the 
  manor  in  return  for  agricultural  services 




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