Definition of TENEMENT


TENEMENT

estates. In its most extensive signification tenement
comprehends every thing which may be holden, provided it be of a permanent
nature; and not only lands and inheritances which are holden, but also rents
and profits a prendre of which a man has any frank tenement, and of which he
may be seised ut de libero tenemento, are included under this term. Co. Litt. 6
a; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 219; Pork. s. 114; 2 Bl. Com. 17. But the word tenements
simply, without other circumstances, has never been construed to pass a fee. 10
Wheat. 204. In its more confined and vulgar acceptation, it means a house or
building. Ibid. an 1 Prest. on Est. 8. Vide 4 Bing. 293; S C. l1 Eng. C. L.
Rep. 207; 1 T. R. 358; 3 T. R. 772; 3 East, R. 113; 5 East, R. 239; Burn~s
Just. Poor, 525 to 541; 1 B. & Adolph. 161; S. C. 20 Engl. C. L. Rep. 36 8;
Com. Dig. Grant, E 2; Trespass, A 2; Wood~s Inst. 120; Babington on Auctions,
211, 212.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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