In the civil law. Strict ownership; that which was founded onstrict law, as distinguished from equity. In later law. Property without use; the right of alandlord. Tayl. Civil Law, 478. In feudal law. Right or proper ownership; the right of asuperior or lord, as distinguished from that of his vassal or tenant. The title or propertywhich the sovereign in England is considered as possessing in all the lands of thekingdom, they being holden either immediately or mediately of him as lordparamount.