Definition of RELEASE


RELEASE

estates. The "conveyance of a man s interest or right,
which he hath unto a thing, to another that hath the possession thereof, or
some estate therein." Touch. 320.


2. The words generally used in such conveyance, are, "remised, released,
and forever quit claimed." Litt. s ec, 445.


3. Releases of land are, in respect of their operation, divided into
four sorts. 1. Releases that enure by way of passing the estate, or mitter
l estate. (q. v.) 2. Releases that enure by way of passing the right, or mitter
le droit. 3. Releases that enure by enlargement of the estate; and


4. Releases that enure by way of extinguishment. Vide 4 Cruise, 71; Co.
Lit. 264; 3 Marsh. Decis. 185; Gilb. Ten. 82; 2 Sumn. R. 487; 10 Pick. R. 195;
10 John. R. 456; 7 Mass. R. 381; 8 Pick. R. 143; 5 Har. & John. 158; N. H.
Rep. 402; Paige s R. 299.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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