- Land held of the lord of a *manor but according to local custom -custom being defined and recorded in the manorial court records. The copy referred to the manorial record of which a copy might be held; or referral could be made to the original. By the late 14c, services owed by villeins had been commuted into money payments.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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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. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Copyhold — [ kɔpɪhəʊld] das, s, im 14. Jahrhundert in England gewohnheitsrechtlich entwickelte Form der bald als erblich betrachteten Landleihe. Dabei erhielten die Pächter von Bauerngütern, die zu einer Grundherrschaft (Manor) gehörten, zur Sicherung… … Universal-Lexikon
copyhold — [käp′ēhōld΄] n. Eng. Law tenure of property less than a freehold, proved by a written transcript or record in the rolls of a manorial court … English World dictionary
Copyhold — Main article: Feudal land tenure At its origin in medieval England, copyhold tenure was tenure of land according to the custom of the manor, the title deeds being a copy of the record of the manorial court. The privileges granted to each tenant,… … Wikipedia
copyhold — /kop ee hohld /, n. 1. (formerly) a type of ownership of land in England, evidenced by a copy of the manor roll establishing the title. 2. an estate held under such ownership. [1400 50; late ME; see COPY, HOLD1] * * * In English law, a form of… … Universalium
copyhold — In England a species of estate at will, or customary estate, the only visible title to which consisted of the copies of the court rolls, which were made out by the steward of the manor, on a tenant s being admitted to any parcel of land, or… … Black's law dictionary
copyhold — noun Date: 15th century 1. a former tenure of land in England and Ireland by right of being recorded in the court of the manor 2. an estate held by copyhold … New Collegiate Dictionary
copyhold — noun A former form of tenure in which the title deeds were a copy of the manorial roll [...]this quiz with all the strange old terms in it, curtilage and messuage and socage and fee simple and fee tail and feoffee and copyhold and customary… … Wiktionary
copyhold — cop•y•hold [[t]ˈkɒp iˌhoʊld[/t]] n. 1) why (formerly) a type of ownership of land in England, evidenced by a copy of the manor roll establishing the title 2) why an estate held in copyhold • Etymology: 1400–50 … From formal English to slang
copyhold — See copyhold estate … Ballentine's law dictionary