Sursumredditio Law and Legal Definition

Sursumredditio refers to a surrender, the yielding up of a copyhold estate by the tenant into the hands of the lord.

The following is an example of a case law on sursumredditio:

A surrender, sursumredditio, or rendering up, is of a nature directly opposite to a release; for as that operates by the greater estate descending upon the less, a surrender is the falling of a less estate into a greater. It is defined, a yielding up of an estate for life or years to him that hath the immediate reversion or remainder, wherein the particular estate may merge or drown, by mutual agreement between them. It is usually done by these words, 'surrender, grant, and yield up,' though no special form of words is essential. [Clark v. Parsons, 69 N.H. 147 (N.H. 1897)].