hereditament


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Related to hereditament: Incorporeal hereditament, appurtenance

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.
JAMES ARTHUR BALLANTINE, LAW DICTIONARY WITH PRONUNCIATIONS 961 (1948) ("[Personal property] embraces all objects and rights which are capable of ownership except freehold estates in land, and incorporeal hereditaments issuing thereout, or exercisable within the same.
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.
100% relief for post offices (and hereditaments that include post offices) with a rateable value of pounds 9,000 or less;
We can begin to see the specific legal context of Donne's satire by considering the following call for legal reform from earlier in the sixteenth century: "Where by the common laws of this realm, lands, tenements, and hereditaments be not devisable by testament, nor ought to be transferred from one to another, but by solemn livery and seisin, matter of record, writing sufficient made bona fide, without covin or fraud, yet nevertheless divers and sundry imaginations, subtle inventions, and practices have been used, whereby the hereditaments of this realm have been conveyed from one to another by fraudulent feoffments, fines, recoveries, and other assurances craftily made.
For avoiding all fraudulent conveyances, and that every man may know what estate or interest other men may have in any houses, lands, or other hereditaments they are to deal in, it is therefore ordered, that after the end of this month no mortgage, bargain, sale, or grant hereafter to be made of any house, lands, rents, or other hereditaments, shall be of force against any other person except the grantor and his heirs, unless the same be recorded, as is hereafter expressed [Shurtleff 1853: vol.
But like Blackstone, who called property a realm of "sole and despotic dominion" before launching into the web of shared "incorporeal hereditaments," (51) the modern study of property law starts with Pierson v.
The Confederacy would therefore now seize all "lands, hereditaments, goods and chattels, rights and credits" owned by Northern citizens in the South.
and other Concerns of the like Nature, from or arising out of any Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, or Heritages, on the Profits of the Year preceding:"
Whereas Gifts or Alienations of Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, in Mortmain, are prohibited or restrained by Magna Charta, and divers other wholsome Laws, as prejudicial to and against the common Utility; nevertheless this publick Mischief has-of late greatly increased by many Persons, to Uses called Charitable Uses, to take place after their Deaths, to the Disherison of their lawful "Heirs": For Remedy whereof be it enacted .