metes and bounds

metes and bounds
A name for a type of property description used to identify parcels of land for which the legal identification is expressed in surveying terms. "Metes" means measurements and "bounds" means boundaries. A metes and bounds description gives the length and direction of the boundaries of a property. American Banker Glossary

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  • metes and bounds — / mēts ənd bau̇ndz/ n pl [translation of Anglo French metes et boundes]: the boundaries or limits of a tract of land esp. as described by reference to lines and distances between points on the land Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Metes and bounds — is a system or method of describing land, real property (in contrast to personal property) or real estate. The system has been used in England for many centuries, and is still used there in the definition of general boundaries. By custom, it was… …   Wikipedia

  • metes and bounds — [mēts] n. [see METE2] Law the precisely described boundary lines of a parcel of land, as found in a deed …   English World dictionary

  • metes and bounds — /meets/ the boundaries or limits of a piece of land. [1275 1325; late ME; trans. of AF metes et boundes. See METE2, BOUND3] * * * ▪ land description       limits or boundaries of a tract of land as identified by natural landmarks, such as rivers …   Universalium

  • metes and bounds — noun plural Etymology: translation of Anglo French metes et boundes 1. : the boundaries or limits of a tract of land; specifically : the boundaries of land established by reference to natural or artificial monuments along it (as a stream, ditch,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • metes and bounds — noun a) The limits of a piece of land as defined by reference to lines and/or points on the land. b) A description of a piece of land consisting of both measurements (metes) of the land and owners of land which is adjacent to (bounds) it …   Wiktionary

  • metes and bounds — /miyts an bawndz/ The boundary lines of land, with their terminal points and angles. A way of describing land by listing the compass directions and distances of the boundaries. It is often used in connection with the Government Survey System. See …   Black's law dictionary

  • metes and bounds — /miyts an bawndz/ The boundary lines of land, with their terminal points and angles. A way of describing land by listing the compass directions and distances of the boundaries. It is often used in connection with the Government Survey System. See …   Black's law dictionary

  • metes and bounds — The boundary lines and marks of a piece of land. A means of description of land in a deed. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 228 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • metes and bounds — (Law) precise boundaries of a piece of land as detailed in a deed …   English contemporary dictionary

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