Definition of INCORPOREAL HEREDITAMENT


INCORPOREAL HEREDITAMENT

title, estates. A right issuing out
of, or annexed unto a thing corporeal.

2. Their existence is merely in idea and abstracted
contemplation, though their effects and profits may be frequently
the objects of our bodily senses. Co Litt. 9 a; Poth. Traite des
Choses, 2. According to Sir William Blackstone, there are
ten kinds of incorporeal hereditamenta; namely, 1. Advowsons. 2.
Tithes. 3. Commons. 4. Ways. 5. Offices. 6. Dignities. 7.
Franchises. 8. Corodies. 9. Annuities. 10. Rents. 2 Bl. Com. 20.

3. But, in the United States, there, are no advowsons, tithes,
dignities, nor corodies. The other s have no necessary connexion
with real estate, and are not hereditary, and, with the exception
of annuities, in some cases, cannot be transferred, and do not
descend.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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