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

    (Spanish) A ground-rent.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Spanish and Mexican law. An annuity. A ground rent The right which a person acquires to receive a certain annual pension, for the delivery which he makes to another of a determined sum of money or of an immovable thing. Civ. Code Mex. art. 3206. See Schm. Civil Law, 149, 309; White, New RecOp. bk. 2, c. 7, § 4.
    —Censo al quitar. A redeemable annuity; otherwise called "censo redimible." Trevino v. Fernandez, 13 Tex. 630.
    —Censo consignati-vo. A censo (q. v.) is called "consgnativo" when he who receives the money assigns for the payment of the pension (annuity) the estate the fee in which he reserves. Civ. Code Mex. art. 3207.
    —Censo enfitentico. In Spanish and Mexican law. An emphyteutic annuity. That species of censo (annuity) which exists where there la a right to require of another a certain canon or pension annunily, on account of having transferred to that person forever certain real estate, but reserving the fee in the land. The owner who thus transfers the land is called the "censuahsto," and the person who pays the annuity is called the "censatario." Hall, Mex. Law, § 756; Hart v. Burnett, 15 Cal. 557.