Definition of INCIDENT


INCIDENT

A thing depending upon, appertaining to, or following
another, called the princinal.

2. The power of punishing for contempt is incident to a court
of record; rent is incident to a reversion; distress to rent;
estovers of woods to a tenancy for a life or years. 1 Inst. 151;
Noy s Max. n. 13; Vin. Ab. h.. t.; Dane s Ab. h. t.; Com. Dig. h.
t., and the references there; Bro. Ab. h. t.; Roll s Ab. 75.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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