Contenement

Property required by a man to maintain his position, i.e. to be able to live according to his rank. Ranulf de *Glanville (d. 1190) stated that when a man inherited he should not make demands for *relief on those who held of him which would jeopardise their contenement. The Latin form is contenementum. [< Lat. con- = with + tenementum = tenure]

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  • Contenement — Con*ten e*ment (k[o^]n*t[e^]n [ e]*ment), n. [Pref. con + tenement.] (Law) That which is held together with another thing; that which is connected with a tenement, or thing holden, as a certain quantity of land adjacent to a dwelling, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contenement — /kən tenˈi mənt/ (obsolete) noun Property necessary to maintain one s station ORIGIN: L con , intens, and ↑tenement …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contenement — In old English law, contenement is that which is held together with another thing; that which is connected with a tenement, or thing held, such as a certain quantity of land adjacent to a dwelling, and necessary to the reputable enjoyment of the… …   Wikipedia

  • contenement — contentment, contenement A man s countenance or credit, which he has together with, and by reason of, his freehold; or that which is necessary for the support and maintenance of men, agreeably to their several qualities or states of life.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • contenement — Countenance; appearance; that which is necessarily appurtenant to a tenement. Lord Coke says contenement signifieth his countenance, as the armour of a soldier is his countenance, the books of a scholar his countenance, and the like. See 4 Bl… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • contenement — noun a) That which is held together with another thing. b) That which is connected with a tenement, or thing holden, as a certin quantity of land adjacent to a dwelling, and necessary to the reputable enjoyment of the dwelling. Syn: appurtenance …   Wiktionary

  • contentment, contenement — A man s countenance or credit, which he has together with, and by reason of, his freehold; or that which is necessary for the support and maintenance of men, agreeably to their several qualities or states of life. Comfort; consolation; ease;… …   Black's law dictionary

  • appurtenance — noun a) an appendage added to something else b) equipment used for some specific task; gear Syn: contenement …   Wiktionary

  • Feudal incidents — Modern term for the various obligations of a man who held land by knight service. These incidents provided a large part of any lord s income, great or small. Cf. Aids; Contenement; Primer seisin; Relief …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Relief — Payment made to a lord on the taking up of an office or on inheriting an estate. In the case of bishoprics, it is not to be confused with *simony. Relief was one of the *feudal incidents and was a different kind of payment from the *heriot, which …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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