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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1
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Page 368 - But in the mean time till some act be done by the rightful owner to devest this possession and assert his title, such actual possession is, prima facie, evidence of a legal title in the possessor ; and it may by length of time, and negligence of him who hath the right, by degrees ripen into a perfect and indefeasible title.
Page 132 - Offices, which are a right to exercise a public or private employment, and to take the fees and emoluments thereunto belonging, are also incorporeal hereditaments, whether public, as those of magistrates, or private, as of bailiffs, receivers, and the like.
Page 127 - By the law of the twelve tables at Rome, where a man had the right. of way over another's land, and the road was out of repair, he who had the right of way might go over any part of the land he pleased; which was the established rule in public as well as private ways.
Page 226 - And yet Time hath his revolutions ; there must be a period and an end to all temporal things— -finis rerum, an end of names and dignities, and whatsoever is terrene, and why not of De Vere ? For where is Bohun ? Where is Mowbray ? Where is Mortimer ? Nay, which is more and most of all, where is Plantagenet ? They are entombed in the urns and sepulchres of mortality. And yet let the name and dignity of De Vere stand so long as it pleaseth God!
Page 406 - that he who would have been heir to the father of the deceased" (and, of course to the mother, or any other real or...
Page 282 - ... cast are so heavy that they sink to the bottom, and the mariners, to the intent to have them again, tie to them a buoy, or cork, or such other thing that will not sink, so that they may find them again, & dicitur lig.
Page 362 - ... if such tenant for life die on the day on which the same was made payable, the whole, or if before such day then a proportion, of such rent, according to the time such tenant for life lived of the last year or quarter of a year or other time in which the said rent was growing due as aforesaid, making all just allowances, or a proportionable part thereof respectively...
Page 128 - The question is upon the grant of this way. Now, it is not laid to be a grant of a way, generally, over the land, but of a precise specific way. The grantor says, You may go in this particular line, but I do not give you a right to go either on the right or left. I entirely agree with my Brother Walker, that, by common law, he who has the use of a thing ought to repair it.
Page 25 - ... of his or her separate part of the advowson to present in his or her turn ; as if there be two, and they make such partition, each shall be said to be seised, the one of the one moiety to present in the first turn, the other of the other moiety to present in the second turn...
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A DIGEST OF THE LAWS OF ENGLAND RESPECTING REAL PROPERTY / BY WILLIAM CRUISE. 4th American, from the 3rd and last London ed., rev. and corr. ...
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