The lowest tenant of all was the freeholder, or, as he was sometimes termed tenant paravail.
The Crown, who in theory owned all lands, was lord paramount.
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The grant created a tenurial relationship between the parties.
Subinfeudations (except those made by the Crown) were forbidden by the statute QUIA EMPTORES 1290. The act of an inferior lord by which he carved out a part of an estate which he held of a superior, and granted it to an inferior tenant to be held of himself. It was an indirect mode of transferring the fief, and resorted to as an artifice to elude the feudal restraint upon alienation: this was forbidden by the statute of Quia Emptores, 18 Ed.
In English law, subinfeudation is the practice by which tenants, holding land under the king or other superior lord, carved out new and distinct tenures in their turn by sub-letting or alienating a part of their lands.
The tenants were termed mesne lords, with regard to those holding from them, the immediate tenant being tenant in capite.
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