Definition of KEY


KEY

An instrument made for shutting and opening a lock.

2. The keys of a house are considered as real estate, and descend to the
heir with the inheritance. But see 5 Blackf. 417.

3. When the keys of a warehouse are delivered to a purchaser of goods locked up there, with a view of effecting a delivery of such goods, the delivery is complete. The doctrine of the civil law is the same. Dig. lib. 41, t. 1, 1. 9, 6; and lib. 18, t. 1, 1. 74.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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