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- n. A defendant's plea that he/she did not hold the land, as affirmed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plea of a defendant that he did not hold the land, as affirmed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, an obsolete plea in bar to a real action, by saying that he (the defendant) held not the land mentioned in the plaintiff's count or declaration, or at least some part thereof.
non- + tenure (Wiktionary)