tenure by free alms

tenure by free alms
Frankalmoigne Frank`al*moigne", n. [F. franc free + Norm. F. almoigne alma, for almosne, F. aum[^o]ne. See {Frank}, a., and {Almoner}.] (Eng. Law) A tenure by which a religious corporation holds lands given to them and their successors forever, usually on condition of praying for the soul of the donor and his heirs; -- called also {tenure by free alms}. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tenure by free alms — Alms Alms ([add]mz), n. sing. & pl. [OE. almes, almesse, AS. [ae]lmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. elehmosy nh mercy, charity, alms, fr. eleei^n to pity. Cf. {Almonry}, {Eleemosynary}.] Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenure by free alms — Same as tenure in frankalmoign …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenure by free alms — frankalmoign …   Useful english dictionary

  • Free Alms — 1) An ecclesiastical tenure by which a monastery or other ecclesiastical corporation holds property under the obligation of saying prayers for the souls of the donor and his family. (Hogue, Arthur R. Origins of the Common Law, 256) 2) The tenure… …   Medieval glossary

  • free alms — The name of a species of tenure. See frank almoign …   Black's law dictionary

  • free alms — The name of a species of tenure. See frank almoign …   Black's law dictionary

  • Alms — ([add]mz), n. sing. & pl. [OE. almes, almesse, AS. [ae]lmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. elehmosy nh mercy, charity, alms, fr. eleei^n to pity. Cf. {Almonry}, {Eleemosynary}.] Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenure — /tenyar/ Generally, tenure is a right, term, or mode of holding or occupying, and tenure of an office means the manner in which it is held, especially with regard to time. Winterberg v. University of Nevada System, 89 Nev. 358, 513 P.2d 1248,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • frankalmoign tenure — A form of land tenure whereby a religious corporation held lands of the donor to them and their successors forever. Tenure in free alms,–a Saxon tenure which survived the Norman revolution, and under which tenure an ecclesiastical corporation… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Frankalmoign — The etymology of frankalmoign(e) is to be found in two Norman French words: franc meaning free; and almoigne or almosne meaning alms. Thus, in English law, frankalmoign(e) is tenure in free alms. Gifts to religious institutions in free alms were… …   Wikipedia

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