What does the word freehold mean?

Usage examples for freehold

  1. Isn't your family vault your own freehold? – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. In England, Mat, they call a freehold farmer a yeoman. – John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw
  3. In Victoria and New South Wales there is a quantity of freehold property used for pasture which is well fitted for agriculture. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny