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Meaning of copyhold

cop•y•hold

Pronunciation: (kop'ē-hōld"), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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