In common law systems, land tenure is the legal regime in which land is owned by an individual, who is said to "hold" the land. It determines who can use land, for how long and under what conditions. Tenure may be based both on official laws and policies, and on informal customs. In other words, land tenure system implies a system according to which land is held by an individual or the actual tiller of the land. It determines the owner's rights and responsibilities in connection with their holding. The French verb "tenir" means "to hold" and "tenant" is the present participle of "tenir". The sovereign monarch, known as The Crown, held land in its own right. All private owners are either its tenants or sub-tenants. Tenure signifies the relationship between tenant and lord, not the relationship between tenant and land. Over history, many different forms of land ownership, i.e., ways of owning land, have been established.
A landholder/landowner is a holder of the estate in land with considerable rights of ownership or, simply put, an owner of land.

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  1. ATCclears

    Some US landowners putting barbed wire across rivers

    Who owns water? The US landowners putting barbed wire across rivers I don't know what is right or wrong here. I'm posting this simply for awareness, and for those who might own land with a waterway or those considering a property purchase with a waterway.
  2. gesasky

    Can anyone help a Georgia redneck out?

    I recently moved here to Oregon this summer from Georgia and I am trying my best to understand yalls regulations/ tag system. I have never used the tag and points system before and was curious as to the best way to get a tag and acquire these points. Do you have to pay to apply for a tag? Can...
  3. Quartermaster

    Any landowners looking for responsible people to help clear out varmint?

    I wanted to start a thread to ask if anyone with property in Oregon's high desert had some cottontail rabbits they wouldn't mind having fewer of. One of my professors has been doing ecological surveys on rabbits all over the world, and needs more data on cottontails in SE Oregon/Nevada. I was...
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