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Domesday Book is largely about landowners and landholding. The concepts involved can seem difficult and are complicated by the apparent differences between Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman practices.

For the main concepts and formulae employed in Domesday Book, see:

landholding concepts as a manor
bookland commendation
could go could grant
could sell could withdraw
could not go could not grant
could not sell could not withdraw
feudal fiefs
freehold freely
Holding Honour
jointly parage
predecessor reeveland
sergeant subinfeudation
tenant-in-chief tenure
tenurial thaneland
tributary vavassor

See also:

codes for landholders
codes for tenures.