Definition of freeholding in English:

freeholding

noun

  • Freehold.

adjective

  • That possesses a freehold; that is a freeholder.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Statutes of the Realm. From free + holding, after either Anglo-Norman franctenement, franctenance, or post-classical Latin tenementum liberum<br>late Middle English; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament of Scotland. From free + holding, after freeholder. With use as noun compare earlier freeholder, and also the Anglo-Norman and Latin forms cited at that entry.

Pronunciation

freeholding

/ˈfriːˌhəʊldɪŋ/