land tenure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n land tenure the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
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Usage

In literature:

His right to the land, in fact, was not freehold, but tenure by villein socage.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
From the time of the patroon grants along the lower Hudson, great estates had been the common form of land tenure.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Such was and is the tenure of lands in England, so far as concerns the queries of J.
"Notes and Queries, Number 231, April 1, 1854" by Various
This movement was accelerated by the vices of our land tenure.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
The reduction of rent is thus the characteristic and fundamental feature of all of the changes of land tenure during this period.
"The Enclosures in England" by Harriett Bradley
During the period of 1846-1855 the ancient tenure of land was abolished, and the foundation laid of individual property in land.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Land tenure system, improvement in, 92-93.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
The other question, which affected French {140} Canada, was the seigneurial tenure of the land.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
It may be said that the existence of Ireland as a province of England depends on the tenure of the land.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Master the land tenure of Rome and you have laid the foundation of Roman history.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Nevertheless, the tenure of agricultural land and its cultivation is of high importance to social development.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
That lands in Wales shall be inheritable according to the English tenures and rules of descent.
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
OF THE JUST TENURE OF LANDS: AND THE PROPER FUNCTIONS OF HIGH PUBLIC OFFICERS.
"Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne" by John Ruskin
ANCIENT TENURE OF LANDS.
"Notes and Queries, Number 237, May 13, 1854" by Various
Tenure and patents of their lands, 225 57.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
As all men were free or villeins, so all lands were held by a free or villein tenure.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
The tenure upon which farm-lands are held in Queensland, as already intimated, seemed to us to be not a little confusing.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
But the system of landed tenure is much more varied in Germany.
"The New Germany" by George Young
These Franks established a new system of land tenure, which combined the two opposing systems prevailing in North and South Germany.
"A Short History of Germany" by Mary Platt Parmele
A large portion of these estates consists of meadow-land, and is held by feudal tenure.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first" by Count Carlo Gozzi
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In poetry:

Your lands, with force or cunning got,
Shrink to the measure of the grave;
But Death himself abridges not
The tenures of almighty thought,
The titles of the wise and brave.
"The Landlord" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Investment in parks, resorts tops $10.5 billion during Iger tenure as Cars Land debuts.
Across all scientific fields, NSF data suggest that only about 23 percent of PhD s land tenure or tenure-track positions at academic institutions within three to five years of finishing grad school .
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