I. Frankalmoigne. or free alms. II. Tenure by divine service. Tenure, in its general sense, Is a mode of holding or occupying. Thus, we speak of the tenure of an office, meaning the manner in which it is held, especially with regard to time, (tenure for life, tenure during good behavior.) and of tenure of land in the sense of occupation or tenancy, especially with reference to cultivation and questions of political economy; e. g., tenure by peasant proprietors. cottiers, etc. Sweet. See Bard v. Grundy. 2 Ky. 100; People v. Waite, 0 Wend. (N. Y.j ,r>S; Richnian v. Lippincott, 29 N. J. Law. 59.
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