- The owner of a freehold. One who owns lands, having an estate of inheritance or an estate for life, not merely a contingent or an expectant estate. State ex rel. Cain v Toomey, 27 SD 37, 129 N W 563. For the purpose of qualification as a voter in certain elections:–one having legal title to real estate or one in the possession and control of real estate as the apparent owner thereof. 25 Am J2d Elect § 80. See chosen freeholders; freehold; freeholder voter of such city; resident freeholder.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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