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A set line denoting the extremities of a country, government, legal jurisdiction or property. Borders for governments or jurisdictions are agreed between parties or set by a higher authority. Borders between properties are set by a government or the original owner. An owner of property sometimes may subdivide and sell pieces, thereby creating new borders within his old property.


The perimeter of a property as fixed in the legal property description. Boundary line disputes are common,emotional,and often end up in years of litigation and sometimes mayhem.If one is buying property in a subdivision, it is advisable to have the seller locate and point out the markers at the corners of the property.These may or may not be consistent with fence lines, shrubberies, driveways, or even structures built on the wrong side of the boundary.If buying nonsubdivision property, employ the services of a licensed professional surveyor to determine the proper boundary.

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The theory of the natural boundaries which emerged mainly in France at the end of the seventeenth century was widely spread throughout the nineteenth century:
River Neva, the Svir valley and Lake Onega cannot be counted inside the natural boundaries of Finland, because one meets here in both fauna and flora such a mighty Central European and Russian-Asiatic element that such a boundary does not become sharp nor natural .
95), says within the formidable natural boundaries of Chile exists an almost Eden-like environment for grapes.
That article concluded: "At present, there is little evidence that most contemporary psychiatric diagnoses are valid, because they are still defined by syndromes that have not been demonstrated to have natural boundaries," not to mention the fact that we have no objective tests of any kind for anything we do outside of EEGs in sleep disorders.
The Munich settlement left Czechoslovakia without defenses or natural boundaries.
They realized that the north of Iraq could not subsist without the riches of the south and the south could not be defended without the natural boundaries of the north.
The product's flexibility lies in its simplicity: Edison creates natural boundaries and allows the work environment to evolve with ease.
Henriques is passionate about the need for all journalists to acquire business literacy no matter their beat, "because business has escaped all its natural boundaries -- it's part of the news on science, culture, higher education, and sports.
The site fulfils the ecological requirements for the horses in terms of water, food and natural shelter, and is conveniently confined by natural boundaries, including a lake, a river and high sand dunes.
Some experts worry that if our spreading mobility effectively wipes out natural boundaries altogether, the protections of health provided by biological diversity will break down, plagues will run rampant, and human society will become more vulnerable as it becomes more homogenous.
As we help today's businesses think beyond their natural boundaries, we must.
Consequently, it is humane ideals, not just human individuals, that must be protected and defended "[i]n a world whose once-given natural boundaries are blurred by technological change and whose moral boundaries are seemingly up for grabs.