tenure

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tenure

A time period,as in the tenure of a lease.

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When Australia eventually inherited English feudal tenure, the only form of tenure it acquired was, therefore, free and common socage. (6) The courts were, however, quick to endorse their interpretation of the effect of an inherited feudal tenure system.
They were usually awarded a specified parcel of land, were given their tenure in "free and common socage" or in "knight's service in capite"--two of the most common forms of tenure in England--and were given explicit instructions to "inhabit or remain there, to build and fortify," common legal language requiring "improvement," or the practical, agricultural, use of land.
(4.) In its entirety, the passage reads: "of a testamentary guardian, if the infant be heir to any property holden in socage tenure, and under fourteen, he shall have guardian in so cage, his nearest kin, to whom the land cannot descend.
--, "The Co-Existence of Legal Systems in Quebec: 'Free and Common Socage' in Canada's 'pays de droit civil'" (1979) 20 C.
The four classifications of free tenure, or modes of holding are: knight's service, requiring the provision of military aid to the overlord; serjeanty, requiring mostly (although not solely) the performance of a variety of duties within the royal household; socage, requiring money payments, payments in kind, or agricultural service; and finally, of interest in the present context, frankalmoign.