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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* Loss of ownership rights such as quiet possession, financing, and hereditaments.
The Stone decision is consistent with the withdrawn opinion in Habeeb, holding that joining in the deeds constituted a waiver of the constitutional homestead rights, even if the deed contained no special waiver language, although like Habeeb, the deeds in the Stone case included a transfer of "hereditaments." (6)
occupation of additional floor space, the building of new hereditaments and the occupation of empty premises.
With cash in hand, Janet offered George Elliot 560 pounds sterling for his half-share in Roope's Plantation, including "all the houses, stores, stages, flakes, gardens, wharfs, ways, privileges, refits, rents, issues, advantages, hereditaments, and appurtenances thereto," (79) which he accepted.
(264) The lone exceptions appear to be two 1834 Acts creating land acquisition companies: An Act for granting certain Powers to the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Land Company (265) and An Act for granting certain Powers to "the British American Land Company", (266) As the names suggest, these companies were "established for the Purpose of purchasing, holding, improving, clearing, settling, and cultivating, letting, leasing, exchanging, selling, and disposing of waste Lands, and other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments." (267) In short, the land companies functioned as a means of privatizing the settlement process, with companies being permitted to purchase Crown lands at discount rates on the condition that they build the infrastructure necessary to facilitate settlement.
This 1606 "law" unleashed paroxysms of enslavement, mass murder and grand theft as the Europeans enforced their "law" to control "all the Lands, Woods, Soil, Grounds, Havens, Ports, Rivers, Mines, Minerals, Marshes, Waters, Fishings, commodities, and Hereditaments", "granted" them by King James I under the Charter.
& made Wines Dyet [food and drink] 21.3 41.0 Apparell [clothing] 10.4 18.5 Incident Charges [expenditure n.e.s.] 10.0 21.0 Increase [saving] 1.8 3.5 General Expense 43.5 84.0 Rent of Land, Buildings & other Hereditaments 13.0 32.0 Produce of Trade, Arts & Labour 30.5 52.0 General Income 43.5 84.0 Consumption besides Taxes 39.7 70.0 Publick Revenue & Taxes 2.0 10.5 Increase 1.8 3.5 General Expence 43.5 84.0 Population (millions) 5.5 14.0 Products Totals (f million) 1695 Holland England Bread ...
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. In Nigeria's traditional setting, for instance, land was not viewed as a mere economic tool, rather it had religious and other social functions.
made a denizen (except such as [are] born of English parents) shall be capable to be of the privy council or a member of either House of Parliament or to enjoy any office or place of trust either civil or military or to have any grant of lands tenements or hereditaments from the crown to himself or to any other or others in trust for him.
In the past, like name, estate, rank, title, and all the other entitlements and hereditaments whose sum made the individual what he was, beauty was an inalienable quality of his or her identity, forming an immutable part of the diverse and complex hierarchies of which social life was wrought.