Definition of IMPEACHMENT OF WASTE


IMPEACHMENT OF WASTE

It signifies a restraint from committing
waste upon lands or tenements; or a demand of compensation for
waste done by a tenant who has but a particular estate in the land
granted, and, therefore, no right to commit waste.

2. All tenants for life, or any less estate, are liable to be
impeached for waste, unless they hold without impeachment of waste;
in the latter case, they may commit waste without being questioned,
or any demand for compensation for the waste done. 11 Co. 82.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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