burgage tenure

burgage tenure
A form of socage tenure wherein the king or other person was lord of an ancient borough in which the tenements were held by a rent certain. See 2 Bl Comm 82.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Burgage Tenure — ♦ A freehold, usually within a town or borough; the holder customarily pays a money rent in lieu of all services, military or other. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 255) Related terms: Burgage …   Medieval glossary

  • burgage-tenure — In English law, one of the three species of free socage holdings; a tenure whereby houses and lands which were formerly the site of houses, in an ancient borough, are held of some lord by a certain rent. There are a great many customs affecting… …   Black's law dictionary

  • burgage-tenure — In English law, one of the three species of free socage holdings; a tenure whereby houses and lands which were formerly the site of houses, in an ancient borough, are held of some lord by a certain rent. There are a great many customs affecting… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Burgage — is a medieval land term used in England and Scotland, well established by the 13th century. A burgage was a town ( borough ) rental property (to use modern terms), owned by a king or lord. The property ( burgage tenement ) usually, and distinctly …   Wikipedia

  • Burgage — ♦ A unit of property in a borough, generally comprising a house but not much appurtenant land, held for a money rent and according to the more or less standard rules of burgage tenure. (Reynolds, Susan. An Introduction to the History of English… …   Medieval glossary

  • burgage — noun Etymology: Middle English, property held by burgage tenure, from Anglo French, from burc, borg town more at bourg Date: 15th century a tenure by which real property in England and Scotland was held under the king or a lord for a yearly rent… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Burgage — Land and buildings in a city or town held in tenure of a lord for service or rent. Sometimes it is known as burgage tenure . The Latin term is burgagium; this was also used of a tenement within a borough. [< OldEngl. burh = borough] Cf.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • tenure in burgage — See burgage tenure …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • burgage-tenement — A tenement held by burgage tenure …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Burgage — Burg age, n. [From {Burg}: cf. F. bourgage, LL. burgagium.] (Eng. Law) A tenure by which houses or lands are held of the king or other lord of a borough or city; at a certain yearly rent, or by services relating to trade or handicraft. Burrill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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