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

    The making or bounding line dividing two parcels of land. See 25 L. R. A. (N. S.) 649.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    By boundary is understood, in general, every separation, natural or artificlal, which marks the confines or line of division of two contiguous estates. Trees or hedges may be planted, ditches may be dng, walls or inclosures may be erected, to serve as boundaries. But we most usually understand by boundaries stones or pieces of wood inserted in the earth on the confines of the two estates. Civ. Code La. art. 826. Boundaries are either natural or artificial. Of the former kind are water-courses, growing trees, beds of rock, and the like. Artificial boundaries are landmarks or signs erected by the hand of man, as a pole, stake, pile of stones, etc.
    —Natural boundary. Any formation or product of nature (as opposed to structures or erecdons made by man) which may serve to define and fix one or more of the lines inclosing an estate or piece of property, such as a watercourse, a line of growing trees, a bluff or mountain chain, or the like. See Peuker v. Canter, 62 Kan. 363, 63 Pac. 617; Stapleford v. Brinson, 24 N. C. 311; Eureka Mining, etc., Co., v. Way, 11 Nev. 171.
    —Private boundary. An artificial boundary, consisting of some monument or landmark set up by the hand of man to mark the baginning or direction of a boundary line of lands.
    —Public boundary. A natural boundary; a natural object or landmark used as a boundary of a tract of land, or as a beginning point for a boundary line.