hereditament

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hereditament

Any real or personal property that may be inherited. It would not include a life estate in oneself—meaning a right to land during one's own life but no longer—because that obviously can't be inherited.The word had more importance under older English law because of the ability to place a greater variety of restrictions on land than is possible today.It is often encountered in wills, leaving “all my lands, tenements and hereditaments to my daughter… .“ As a practical matter,only the word “hereditament”is necessary because it includes the other two.

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According to Obaseki (1988) Land includes land of any tenure, buildings or parts of buildings (whether the division is horizontal, vertical, or made in any other way), and other corporeal hereditaments.
1022927 - 1022998, respectively, and all amendments and relocations of the unpatented mining claims; together with all the ores, brines, earth or other mineral deposits, and in and to all of the rights, privileges, franchises, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances belonging or appertaining to the unpatented placer mining claims, including all after acquired title.
transferring any lands, tenements or hereditaments.
She also claimed that Persehouse and Walker "subtillye & craftelye by deceite & covine have allured & entyced" Henry Westerfield, "beinge a simple yonge man," to sell them all his lands, tenements, and hereditaments for one-tenth their value, bringing him to financial ruin.