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BOCKLAND BOCLAND

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 108 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BOCKLAND BOCLAND or BOOKLAND (from A.S. boc, book), an original mode of tenure of land, also called charter-land or deed-land. Bocland was folk-land granted to individuals in private ownership by a document (charter or book) in writing, with the signatures of the king and witenagemot; at first it was rarely, if ever, held by laymen, except for religious purposes. Bocland to a certain extent resembled full ownership in the modern sense, in that the owner could grant it in his lifetime, in the same manner as he had received it, by boc or book, and also dispose of it by will. (See also FOLKLAND.)
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