Tenant in capite

Tenant in capite
Tenant Ten"ant, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from --Blackstone, under {Tenement}, 2. --Blount. Wharton. [1913 Webster]

2. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant. ``Sweet tenants of this grove.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

The hhappy tenant of your shade. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

The sister tenants of the middle deep. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

{Tenant in capite} [L. in in + capite, abl. of caput head, chief.], or {Tenant in chief}, by the laws of England, one who holds immediately of the king. According to the feudal system, all lands in England are considered as held immediately or mediately of the king, who is styled lord paramount. Such tenants, however, are considered as having the fee of the lands and permanent possession. --Blackstone.

{Tenant in common}. See under {Common}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tenant-in-capite — In the great chain of feudal allegiance from monarch down to peasant, the tenant in chief held his land directly of the king; the Church and earls were all tenants in chief. In *DB the tenants in chief were listed at the beginning of each county …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • tenant in capite — or tenant in chief : a feudal tenant holding immediately of his lord and especially of the crown …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenant in capite — See in capite …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Tenant — Ten ant, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenant in chief — Tenant Ten ant, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenant in common — Tenant Ten ant, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenant in chief — see tenant in capite * * * a feudal vassal who holds land directly from the king. Also, tenant in chief. Also called tenant in capite /kap i tee/. [1600 10] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenant — In the broadest sense, one who holds or possesses lands or tenements by any kind of right or title, whether in fee, for life, for years, at will, or otherwise. In a more restricted sense, one who holds lands of another; one who has the temporary… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tenant in chief — a feudal vassal who holds land directly from the king. Also, tenant in chief. Also called tenant in capite /kap i tee/. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tenant in Chief: — A lord or institution (the Church being most common) holding land directly from the king. All Earls are Tenants in Chief. ♦ A tenant in capite, one who holds land by direct grant from the Crown; one who is a vassal of the king. (Hogue, Arthur R.… …   Medieval glossary

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