Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A method of transferring a copyhold estate. See 2 Bl. Comm. 370.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate. It is of three kinds:
    (1) Upon a voluntary grant by the lord, where the land has escheated or reverted to him.
    (2) Upon surrender by the former tenant.
    (3) Upon descent, where the heir is tenant on his ancestor's death.