Definition of emphyteuta in English:

emphyteuta

noun

Law
  • In Roman law and many civil law jurisdictions: a tenant who holds property under a long-term or perpetual lease.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Reynolds (1599–1676), bishop of Norwich. From post-classical Latin emphyteuta lessee, tenant from Byzantine Greek ἐμϕυτευτής from ancient Greek ἐμϕυτεύειν + -τής, suffix forming agent nouns.

Pronunciation

emphyteuta

/ˌɛmfɪˈtjuːtə/ /ˌɛmfɪˈtʃuːtə/