Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Roman law. An increase or addition; that which lies next to a thing, and is supplementary and necessary to the principal thing; that which arises or is produced from the principal thing. Calvin. Lex. Jurid. One of the modes of acquiring property, being the extension of ownership over that which grows from or is united to, an article which one already possesses. Mather v. Cbapman, 40 Conn. 382, 397, 16 Am. Rep. 46.