Enfranchisement of Copyhold Law and Legal Definition

Enfranchisement of copyhold refers to a transfer of copyhold land into freehold land. This was done either by including an enfranchisement clause into a deed of conveyance, or by a separate deed of enfranchisement. It is in the form of a deed of grant or conveyance.

Enfranchisement of copyhold is governed by the Copyhold Act. Conversion of copyhold land into freehold land is done by a release from the lord of seigniorial rights. Enfranchisement of copyhold is also done by a conveyance of the fee simple from the lord of the manor to the copyholder.