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Burgage

English Law: Burgage in the Past

A species of tenure in socage; it is where the king or other person is lord of an ancient borough, in which the tenements are held by a rent certain. 2 B1. Com. 82. [1]

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  1. Partialy, this information about burgage is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including burgage.

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Concept of Burgage

Traditional meaning of burgage [1] in the English common law history: A tenure by which houses, or lands formerly covered with houses, in an ancient borough, are held of the King or lord of the borough. It is a kind of socage, affected by some old Saxon customs; see BOROUGH ENGLISH.

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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Burgage”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Burgage.

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  • Article Name: Burgage
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  • Description: English Law: Burgage in the Past A species of tenure in socage; it is where the king or other person is lord of an ancient [...]

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