freehold
free·hold /'frē-ˌhōld/ n [translation of Anglo-French frank tenement freehold estate]: a tenure of real property the duration of which cannot be determined and by which an estate in fee simple or fee tail or for life is held; also: an estate held by such tenure compare leasehold
freehold adj or adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

freehold
I noun acres, domain, estate, estate for life, estate in fee, fee simple, feud, fief, hereditament, immune, interest in real property, land, landed estate, landed property, life estate, praedium liberum, property, real property, realty, territory, vested interest in land II index demesne, domain (land owned), dominion (absolute ownership), estate (property), fee (estate), leasehold, property (land), real estate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


freehold
Absolute ownership of land and property where no one has a superior ownership interest.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


freehold
n.
A piece of land held in fee or as a life estate; property that the owner holds at least for life and might also be able to pass on after death; see also leasehold

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


freehold
originally an estate of free tenure. Nowadays the term is used to denote a legal estate in fee simple absolute in possession, the most complete form of ownership of land.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


freehold
An antiquated term for any interest in real estate that is of indeterminate length. It's distinguished from an interest that has a definite ending date, such as a lease. A life estate is an example of a freehold.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

freehold
The tenure of land ownership that effectively today gives absolute ownership of land and land rights, as opposed to leasehold.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


freehold
n. An ownership estate or possessory interest in land, particularly a fee simple or life estate.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


freehold
A life estate, an interest in land the duration of which is restricted to the life or lives of a particular person or persons holding it, or an estate in fee, an interest in property that is unconditional and represents the broadest ownership interest recognized by law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


freehold
A life estate, an interest in land the duration of which is restricted to the life or lives of a particular person or persons holding it, or an estate in fee, an interest in property that is unconditional and represents the broadest ownership interest recognized by law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

freehold
n.
   any interest in real property which is a life estate or of uncertain or undetermined duration (having no stated end), as distinguished from a leasehold which may have declining value toward the end of a long-term lease (such as the 99-year variety).
   See also: leasehold

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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