Definition of tenurial in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɛnˈjʊərɪəl/


Relating to the tenure of land: tenurial holdings
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  • But, in Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh, the tenurial laws specify inheritance rules that are highly gender unequal.
  • With this de facto recognition of squatting, the word quickly came to mean simply that the tenurial status of the occupied land remained unresolved.
  • Devising a solution to Ireland's chaotic tenurial system was one of the major tasks faced by successive governments under the Union.



Example sentences
  • Both Deanshanger and Puxley were ecclesiastically and tenurially dependent upon Passenham in 1086.
  • The phraseology suggests that Henley, although tenurially still linked with Benson, was increasingly seen as a distinct outlier with its own boundaries.
  • Silkby was probably always a hamlet which was economically, tenurially, and administratively dependent on its larger neighbour of Willoughby.


Late 19th century: from medieval Latin tenura 'tenure' + -al.

Words that rhyme with tenurial

mercurial, Muriel, seigneurial, Uriel

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Line breaks: ten|ur¦ial

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