leenings eigendom, noun phrase

Origin:
DutchShow more Dutch, leenings combining form of leening loan + eigendom ownership.
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a. Obs. exc. historical. Loan freehold tenure, a form of tenure under which 60 morgen (about 50 hectares) of a farm was converted into freehold after survey to give the farmer greater security, the balance of the land being hired to him for an annual amount of 24 rixdollars. Also attributive. See also eigendom, loan.
1809 Lord Caledon in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1900) VII. 184Leenings Eigendom or Loan Property. The nature of this tenure is not materially different from the Eigendoms Land or freehold, except..that the possessor pays an annual rent to Government of 24 Rixdollars. Land granted in this manner is usually attached to an Eigendom and partakes of the advantages of the extent of the Loan place and the permanent tenure of the eigendom.
1974 Davenport & Hunt Right to Land p.vLoan freehold (leeningseigendom) tenure. A form of loan farm tenure under which 60 morgen of the farm was converted into freehold after survey..introduced by Governor-General van Imhoff in 1743 to give loan farmers greater security.
b. obs. plural leenings eigendommen, or unchanged. A farm so held.
1810 M.C. Gie in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1900) VII. 431I observe with regard to the Leening Eigendommen..that many Corn lands differ in extent.
1810 C. Bird in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1900) VII. 467The origin of perpetual loan places (Leenings Eigendom).
1811 J.A. Truter in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1901) VIII. 94The origin of perpetual loan places (Leenings Eigendom) and their rights.
Loan freehold tenure, a form of tenure under which 60 morgen (about 50 hectares) of a farm was converted into freehold after survey to give the farmer greater security, the balance of the land being hired to him for an annual amount of 24 rixdollars. Also attributive.
A farm so held.

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