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  • n. In Uganda, a land tenure system similar to freehold, in which political nobles were accredited land at the start of the 20th century, and passed it on hereditarily, without possibility of the ownership being contested.

Etymologies

From mile. These areas were originally divided up by square miles. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I would suggest walking around Capital Hill or Greenwood or Ballard or Queen Anne Ave or the Waterfront (soon to be Viaduct free) or just about anywhere in the city except Pioneer Square. ron mailo

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  • He sold me two pieces of land with mailo and lease titles.

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  • "will think it high time to stretch forth his royal hand of justice to assist his petitioner, that he may havo the quiet possession of his Province, and reparation mailo him for the losses sustained, in such ways and methods as the importance of the case requires."

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