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JUDICIAL AND STATUTORY DEFINITIONS

OF

WORDS AND PHRASES

SECOND SERIES

COLLECTED, EDITED, AND COMPILED

BY THE

EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE NATIONAL REPORTER SYSTEM

VOLUME 3
LAND – PTOSIS ABDOMINALIS

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1914

COPYRIGHT, 1914

BY

WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY

(3 W08.& P.2D SER.) i

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JUDICIAL AND STATUTORY DEFINITIONS

OF

WORDS AND PHRASES

SECOND SERIES

VOLUME 3

LAND

The primary meaning of the word

"land," at common law, is "any ground, soil, See Arable Land; Cemetery Land; Claim

or earth whatsoever; as meadows, pastures,
Against Land; Claim upon Land; Coal woods, waters, marshes, furzes and heath."
Lands; Common Lands; Contract in a more limited sense the term denotes
Made Touching the Land; Crown the quantity and character of the interest or
Lands; Cultivated Lands; Drainage of estate which the tenant may own in the
Land; Earned Land; Granted Lands; | lands. Kemp v. Goodnight, 80 N. E. 160, 161,
Improved Land; Inclosed Land; Iron 168 Ind. 174.
Land; Lots, Blocks, Tracts, and Par-
cels of Land; Mainland; Marsh

"Land,” in its legal signification, has an Land; Mineral Land; Overflowed

indefinite extent upwards, so that by a conLands; Public Land; Respecting Ti- veyance of land all buildings, growing timtle to Land; School Land; Shore ber, and water erected and being thereupon

Trustees of the Free-
Land; Suit for Land; Sunk Land; shall likewise pass.
Swamp and Overflowed Lands; Tide holders & Commonalty of Town of Brook-
Land; Timber Land; Uninclosed

haven v. Smith, 90 N. Y. Supp. 646, 650, 98 Lands; Unplatted Lands;

Vacant App. Div. 212.
Land; Wild and Forest Lands.

It is elementary that the word "land" Adjacent lands, see Adjacent.

in its legal signification has an indefinite All my lands, see All.

extent upwards as well as downwards, and Contract for sale of land, see Contract therefore if it were possible for a man to of Sale.

live in a state of nature, unconnected with Improvement of land, see Improvement. other individuals, the proprietor of land Interest in land, see Interest (In Prop-would own not only the face of the earth erty).

within the boundaries of his proprietorship, My land, see My.

but also everything under it and over it. An Other lands, see Other.

imaginary person living in such a state of Raw prairie land, see Raw.

nature would be at liberty to use his land as Right of way as land itself, see Right of he pleased to build on it to any height and to Way.

dig into it to any depth without restraint. See, also, Real Property.

But as man was formed for society and is "Land" is a term used to designate all incapable of living alone, organized society real estate, just as money is used to desig- is essential to his well-being and happiness, nate the whole volume of the medium of ex- and every person who enters society must change. Montgomery County v. Cochran, 121 give up a part of his so-called natural rights Fed. 17, 21, 57 C. C. A. 261.

and liberty for the benefit of the communi"The word 'land'

ty. Cochran v. Preston, 70 Atl. 113, 114, 108

comprehends ground, soil, or earth, pastures, woods,

Md. 220, 23 L. R. A. (N. S.) 1163, 129 Am.

St. Rep. 432, 15 Ann. Cas. 1048 (citing 1 springs, wells, lakes, ponds, and all things that have become a fixed part of the soil.”

Bl. Comm. p. 125). Orchard v. Wright-Dalton-Bell-Anchor Store Land in its broadest signification inCo., 125 S. W. 486, 494, 225 Mo. 414, 20 Ann. cludes not only the surface of the earth but Cas. 1072.

the mines, quarries, and everything under it; 3 WDS.& P.2D SER.-1

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