n.1.The act or right of holding, as property, especially real estate.
2.(Eng. Law) The manner of holding lands and tenements of a superior.
3.The consideration, condition, or service which the occupier of land gives to his lord or superior for the use of his land.
4.Manner of holding, in general; as, in absolute governments, men hold their rights by a precarious tenure.
All that seems thine own,
Held by the tenure of his will alone.
- Cowper.
Tenure by fee alms
(Law) See Frankalmoigne.
Noun1.tenure - the term during which some position is held
2.tenure - the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
Synonyms: land tenure
Verb1.tenure - give life-time employment to; "She was tenured after she published her book"

TENURE, estates. The manner in which lands or tenements are holden.
     2. According to the English law, all lands are held mediately or immediately from the king, as lord paramount and supreme proprietor of all the lands in the kingdom. Co. Litt. 1 b, 65 a; 2 Bl. Com. 105.
     3. The idea of tenure; pervades, to a considerable degree, the law of real property in the several states; the title to land is essentially allodial, and every tenant in fee simple has an absolute and perfect title, yet in technical language, his estate is called an estate in fee simple, and the tenure free and common socage. 3 Kent, Com. 289, 290. In the states formed out of the North Western Territory, it seems that the doctrine of tenures is not in force, and that real estate is owned by an absolute and allodial title. This is owing to the wise provisions on this subject contained in the celebrated ordinance of 1787. Am. Jur. No. 21, p. 94, 5. In New York, 1 Rev. St. 718; Pennsylvania, 5 Rawle, R. 112; Connecticut, 1 Rev. L. 348 and Michigan, Mich. L. 393, feudal tenures have been abolished, and lands are held by allodial titles. South Carolina has adopted the statute, 12 C. II., c. 24, which established in England the tenure of free and common socage. 1 Brev. Dig. 136. Vide Wright on Tenures; Bro. h.t.; Treatises of Feuds and Tenures by Knight's service; 20 Vin Ab. 201; Com. Dig. h.t.; Bac. Ab. h. Thom. Co. Litt. Index, h.t.; Sulliv. Lect. Index, h.t.

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