rights. By this term is understood the crops growing
land. By crops is here meant the products of the earth which grow yearly
and are raised by annual expense and labor, or "great manurance and
industry," such as grain, but not fruits which grow on trees which are not
to be planted yearly, or grass, and the like, though they are annual. Co.
Litt. 55, b, Com. Dig. Biens, G, Ham. Part. 183, 184.
2. It is a general rule, that when the estate is terminated by the act of
God in any other way than by the death of the tenant for life, or by act of
the law, the tenant is entitled to the enablements, and when he dies before
harvest time, his executors shall have the emblements, as a return for the
labor and expense of the deceased in tilling the ground. 9 Johns. R. 112, 1
Chit. P. 91: 8 Vin. Ab. 364 Woodf. L. & T. 237 Toll. Ex. book 2, c. 4, Bac.
Ab Executors, H 3, Co. Litt. 55, Com. Dig. Biens G., Danes Ab. Index, h.
t., 1 Penna. R. 471, 3 Penna. 496, Ang. Wat. Co. 1 Bouv. Inst. Index, h. t.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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