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free·hold

 (frē′hōld′)
n.
1. Law
a. A form of estate in which possession is held in fee, in tail, for the duration of the person's life, or during the life of some other person.
b. The tenure by which such an estate is held.
2. A tenure of an office or a dignity for life.

[Middle English frehold, translation of Anglo-Norman fraunc tenement : fraunc, free + tenement, possession.]

free′hold′er n.

freehold

(ˈfriːˌhəʊld) property law
n
(Law)
a. tenure by which land is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life
b. an estate held by such tenure
adj
(Law) relating to or having the nature of freehold

free•hold

(ˈfriˌhoʊld)

n.
1. an estate in land, inherited or held for life.
2. a form of tenure by which an estate is held in fee simple, fee tail, or for life.
3. an estate held by freehold.
[1375–1425; translation of Anglo-French franc tenement (see frank1, tenement)]

freehold

1. ownership of property with the right to pass it on through inheritance.
2. the property held in this way. Cf. leasehold. — freeholder, n.
See also: Property and Ownership
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freehold - an estate held in fee simple or for life
acres, demesne, landed estate, estate, land - extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
2.freehold - tenure by which land is held in fee simple or for life
land tenure, tenure - the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
Translations
مُلْك صِرْف، ملكية مُطلَقَه
v plném vlastnictví
ejendomsret
szabad tulajdon
sjálfseignar-
v úplnom vlastníctve
iyelik hakkına sahip olan

freehold

[ˈfriːhəʊld] (Brit)
A. ADJ [property, land] → de pleno dominio

freehold

[ˈfriːˌhəʊld] n (Law) → proprietà assoluta

free

(friː) adjective
1. allowed to move where one wants; not shut in, tied, fastened etc. The prison door opened, and he was a free man.
2. not forced or persuaded to act, think, speak etc in a particular way. free speech; You are free to think what you like.
3. (with with) generous. He is always free with his money/advice.
4. frank, open and ready to speak. a free manner.
5. costing nothing. a free gift.
6. not working or having another appointment; not busy. I shall be free at five o'clock.
7. not occupied, not in use. Is this table free?
8. (with of or from) without or no longer having (especially something or someone unpleasant etc). She is free from pain now; free of charge.
verbpast tense, past participle freed
1. to make or set (someone) free. He freed all the prisoners.
2. (with from or of) to rid or relieve (someone) of something. She was able to free herself from her debts by working at an additional job.
ˈfreedom noun
the state of not being under control and being able to do whatever one wishes. The prisoner was given his freedom.
ˈfreely adverb
1. in a free manner. to give freely to charity; to speak freely.
2. willingly; readily. I freely admit it was my fault.
Freefone® noun
(also freephone ; American toll-free number) a telephone number of a business or an organization that can be used free of charge by their customers etc; the system giving this service.
ˌfree-for-ˈall noun
a contest, debate etc in which anyone can take part.
ˈfreehand adjective, adverb
(of a drawing etc) (done) without any instruments (eg a ruler) to guide the hand.
ˈfreehold adjective
(of land, property etc) belonging completely to the owner, not just for a certain time.
ˈfreelance noun, adjective
(of or done by) a person who is working on his own, not for any one employer. a freelance journalist; freelance work.
verb
to work in this way. He is freelancing now.
Freepost noun
a system in Britain in which a business or an organization pays the cost of the post sent to it.
free ˈskating noun
a free style in ice-skating competitions.
free speech
the right to express an opinion freely. I believe in free speech.
free trade
trade with foreign countries without customs duties, taxes etc.
ˈfreeway noun
a motorway.
ˌfreeˈwheel verb
to travel (downhill) on a bicycle, in a car etc without using mechanical power.
free will
the ability to choose and act freely. He did it of his own free will.
a free hand
freedom to do whatever one likes. He gave her a free hand with the servants.
set free
to make (someone) free. The soldiers set the terrorists' prisoners free.
References in classic literature ?
To this qualification on the part of the county representatives is added another on the part of the county electors, which restrains the right of suffrage to persons having a freehold estate of the annual value of more than twenty pounds sterling, according to the present rate of money.
Rushworth's property on each side of the road," without elation of heart; and it was a pleasure to increase with their approach to the capital freehold mansion, and ancient manorial residence of the family, with all its rights of court-leet and court-baron.
I grant you, that any of them but Charles would be a very shocking match for Henrietta, and indeed it could not be; he is the only one that could be possible; but he is a very good-natured, good sort of a fellow; and whenever Winthrop comes into his hands, he will make a different sort of place of it, and live in a very different sort of way; and with that property, he will never be a contemptible man--good, freehold property.
It is a freehold, and, so far as we know, of equal age.
He had cheated old Wilkins out of his freehold by a trick fit for a pickpocket; he had driven old Mother Biddle to the workhouse; he had stretched the law against Long Adam, the poacher, till all the magistrates were ashamed of him.
Next to him sat Hordle John, and beside him three other rough unkempt fellows with tangled beards and matted hair-free laborers from the adjoining farms, where small patches of freehold property had been suffered to remain scattered about in the heart of the royal demesne.
His place of abode was in Staffordshire, on a morsel of freehold land of his own--appropriately called Salt Patch.
The particular millionaire who owned the freehold of Wickham Place, and desired to erect Babylonian flats upon it--what right had he to stir so large a portion of the quivering jelly?
The ex-butler had obtained a small freehold there likewise, which gave him a vote for the borough.
s hands the title-deeds of a freehold estate, which we would call Blinkiter Doddles.
Having satisfied himself, by mathematical calculation, that the apartment was about equal in annual value to the freehold of a small street in the suburbs of London, he took to wondering what possible temptation could have induced a dingy-looking fly that was crawling over his pantaloons, to come into a close prison, when he had the choice of so many airy situations--a course of meditation which led him to the irresistible conclusion that the insect was insane.
Tulliver would really have forgotten that there was a mortgage of two thousand pounds on his very desirable freehold.