Definition of emphyteutic in English:

emphyteutic

adjective

Law
  • In Roman law and many civil law jurisdictions: of the nature of, relating to, or held by emphyteusis; held under a long-term or perpetual lease.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in James Howell (?1594–1666), historian and political writer. From post-classical Latin emphyteuticus of the nature of, or held by, emphyteusis (3rd cent.) from Byzantine Greek ἐμϕυτευτικός of the nature of, or held by, emphyteusis from ancient Greek ἐμϕυτεύειν to engraft + -τικός, suffix forming adjectives from verbs.

Pronunciation

emphyteutic

/ˌɛmfɪˈtjuːtɪk//ˌɛmfɪˈtʃuːtɪk/