Definition of CANAL


CANAL

A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction,
and confin- ing it.

2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their
being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the
construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates,
430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46;
20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend.
166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5
Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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