Definition of concealed land in English:

concealed land


  • 1(Now historical) land held and believed to be owned privately, but to which the Crown has an ancient or alleged right, especially land held by the monasteries before the Reformation; compare "concealment", "concealer".

  • 2(Chiefly with reference to India) land held unofficially or illegally.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament.