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[free-hohld] /ˈfriˌhoʊld/ Law.

an estate in land, inherited or held for life.
a form of tenure by which an estate is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or held by freehold.
[free-hohld] /ˈfriˌhoʊld/
a town in E New Jersey: battle of Monmouth courthouse 1778.

relating to or having the nature of freehold

early 15c. (implied in freeholder), translating Anglo-French fraunc tenement; see free (adj.) + hold (n.). Related: Freeholder.


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