from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An assistant who reads manuscript aloud to a proofreader.
- n. A device that holds copy in place, especially for a typesetter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who rented land under the copyhold system.
- n. A device that holds copy in place for typesetting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One possessed of land in copyhold.
- n. A device for holding copy for a compositor.
- n. One who reads copy to a proof reader.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is possessed of land in copyhold.
- n. In printing, a proof-reader's assistant, who reads the copy aloud or follows it while the proof is read, for the detection of deviations from it in the proof.
- n. A device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer's frame or on a type-writer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mechanical device used in printing; holds the copy for the compositor
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Every petty farmer and tenant and copyholder and peasant below him depends on my favor.
No doubt many of the sub-tenants, even where they held originally by base and uncertain services and at the will of their superior, came in time, like the English copyholder, to have a generally-recognized right to the permanent possession of their holdings, while custom tended to fix the character and quantity of their services.
Copyholders being thus considered as slaves, were, notwithstanding their possessions, deemed unworthy of the franchise; and from this refinement, on the arbitrary principles of the Normans, every copyholder was deprived of a vote, unless he could claim it by some other tenure.
The Canadian censitaire had a written title-deed which stated explicitly the dues and services he was bound to give his seigneur; the copyholder had nothing of the kind.
Now the English copyholder held his land subject to the customs of the manor; his dues and services were fixed by local custom both as regards their nature and amount.
He drove a delivery wagon for a grocer, ushered at a theater, was even a copyholder in the proofroom of a newspaper.
Parliament, and a possessor of rights on the common both as a freeholder and a copyholder, was induced to take action in his own name and as a representative of other claimants of common rights.
On the opposite side of the room was a large, massively-constructed copying camera, the front of which, carrying the lens, was fixed, and an easel or copyholder travelled on parallel guides towards, or away, from it, on a long stand.
He must, I think, himself have been a copyholder in his day, so feelingly does he deal with the detriments of a champion-holding.
The last was practically the counterpart of the mediæval English copyholder.
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