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

    Boundaries. Butty. A coal mining contractor. Buying of titles. Purchasing interests of land claimants who are not in possession. See 22 Mass. 348. By estimation. An expression used in conveyancing signifying “more or less.”

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A phrase used in conveyancing, to describe the end lines or circumscribing llnes of a certain piece of land. The phrase "metes and bounds" has the same meaning.