Trinoda Necessitas Law and Legal Definition

Trinoda necessitas is a Latin term which means threefold necessities owed all common law landowners to the kingdom. It is the three burdens to which all free householders, if not all freemen were subject under the ancient laws of England.

The following is an example of a case law referring to trinoda necessitas:

The trinoda necessitas was an obligation falling on all freemen or at least on all free householders. [Butler v. Perry, 240 U.S. 328, 331 (U.S. 1916)].