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freehold

Latin, in alod.

Land held in freehold was not held from a lord in any form of dependent tenure, the landowner having the freedom to dispose of his land freely. Any dependence upon a lord was personal, not territorial.

For further information, see Domesday Book: Sussex, edited by John Morris (Phillimore, 1976), note to entry 10,51; Domesday Book: Dorset, edited by Frank and Caroline Thorn (Phillimore, 1983), note to entry 26,1; Domesday Book: Devon, edited by Frank and Caroline Thorn (Phillimore, 1985), note to entry 1,15.

See also
as a manor, and codes for tenures.
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