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Land tenure   /lænd tˈɛnjər/   Listen
Land tenure

The right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands.  Synonym: tenure.

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"Land tenure" Quotes from Famous Books

... five or six great questions, any one of which might have seemed enough to engage the whole attention of an ordinary administration. The new Prime Minister had pledged himself to abolish the State Church in Ireland, and to reform the Irish Land Tenure system. He had made up his mind to put an end to the purchase of commissions in the army. Recent events and experiences had convinced him that it was necessary to introduce the system of voting by ballot. He accepted for ...
— The Grand Old Man • Richard B. Cook

... Algeria by the French has been greatly hampered by the system of land tenure which they found in force. Except among the Kabyles, private property in land was unknown. Amongst the Arabs, lands were either held in common by a whole tribe, under a tenure known as the arch or sabegha, or sometimes, especially in the, towns, under a modified form of freehold (melk) ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... country, because they prefer living in a free land, where they can feel sure that their hard earnings will be their own, and not their landlord's, and where they are not subject to the miserable political and religious tyranny which reigns supreme in Ireland. In the evidence given before the Land Tenure Committee of 1864, we find the following statements made by Dr. Keane, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Cloyne. His Lordship is a man of more than ordinary intelligence, and of more than ordinary patriotism. He has made the subject of emigration his special study, partly from a deep ...
— An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 • Mary Frances Cusack

Words linked to "Land tenure" :   tenure, legal right, copyhold, freehold, villeinage

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