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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Land granted to be held as a benefice, in distinction from land granted to be held allodially.
  • n. An estate of inheritance; an interest in land descendible to heirs.

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  • "1. Land granted to be held as a benefice, in distinction from land granted to be held allodially." --CD&C

    October 5, 2011