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Relating to the tenure of land.‘tenurial holdings’
- ‘Legal and political criteria such as electorate rights and tenurial status were no longer reliable markers of socio-economic status.’
- ‘In Barnes's words, ‘the soil was granted under the time-honored tenurial conditions of landholding in England.’’
- ‘But, in Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh, the tenurial laws specify inheritance rules that are highly gender unequal.’
- ‘Leslie Gray and Michael Kevane also argue that soil building is linked to tenure building although, interestingly, they claim that tenurial status has little bearing on a farmer's choice to invest in soil quality.’
- ‘In northern Italy and in France, south of the Loire, the main tenurial development of the seventeenth century was a massive extension of share-cropping, whereby landlords received rents as a fixed percentage of their tenants' crops.’
- ‘Finally, do people evoke symbols of spiritual connection to the land in struggles to define tenurial rights, and to what extent does such connection lead to practices that support biodiversity?’
- ‘Although there were some similarities with earlier Anglo-Saxon practice, it is difficult to deny that the tenurial revolution which followed the Norman Conquest witnessed the introduction of a new system of military obligation.’
- ‘The contexts of forest management have changed with new tenurial regimes, technologies, and new pressures for use.’
- ‘Devising a solution to Ireland's chaotic tenurial system was one of the major tasks faced by successive governments under the Union.’
- ‘With this de facto recognition of squatting, the word quickly came to mean simply that the tenurial status of the occupied land remained unresolved.’
- ‘There is the problem of geographical diversity of tenurial forms and of terminology.’
- ‘Strictly speaking, these differed widely even within quite small regions: tenurial customs, after all, were legacies of the age before integrated markets.’
- ‘Breaches of homage constituted felonies, and these could bring the tenurial relationship to an end.’
Late 19th century: from medieval Latin tenura tenure + -al.
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