Definition of copyholder in English:


Line breaks: copy|hold¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒpɪhəʊldə


1British historical A person who held land in copyhold.
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  • Tenants of farms and copyholders were evicted by business-minded landlords.
  • By the later 19th century historians writing of England from a European perspective often saw peasants as small freeholders, copyholders, and even farmers.
  • By the 13th century the pattern was beginning to unravel as more and more villeins obtained their freedom and became copyholders.
2A clasp or stand for holding sheets of text while it is keyed or typed.
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  • Also features an in-line copyholder so you can position documents for easy, comfortable viewing.
  • Save space on your desk by securely suspending this copyholder from your partition or the edge of your desk.
  • The new sturdy plastic, multi-use computer copyholder is also a portable clipboard.

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