Medieval Glossary

Burgage Tenure

A freehold to which landholders had perpetual rights. These rights included the ability to either sell or bequeath the holding to anyone that the landholder might want.

Related term(s): Tenure; Landholder; Tenant; Feudal Tenant
Category: Society
Added: 12.31.04
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 190.


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