Tenant in capite
|by the laws of England, one who holds immediately of the king. According to the feudal system, all lands in England are considered as held immediately or mediately of the king, who is styled lord paramount. Such tenants, however, are considered as having the fee of the lands and permanent possession.|
See also: Tenant
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.