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 fruits of annual planting; the right to gather them. See 131 Am. St. Rep. 618, note.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The vegetable chattels called "emblements" are the corn and other growth of the earth which are produced annually, not spontaneously, but by labor and industry, and thence are called "fructus in-dustriales." Reiff v. Reiff, 64 Pa. 137. The growing crops of those vegetable productions of the soil which are annually produced by the labor of the cultivator. They are deemed personal property, and pass as such to the executor or administrator of the occupier, whether he were the owner in fee, or for life, or for years, if he die before he has actually cat, reaped, or gathered the same; and this, although, being affixed to the soil, they might for some purposes be considered, while growing, as part of the realty. Wharton. The term also denotes the right of a tenant to take and carry away, after his tenancy haB ended, such annual products of the land as have resulted from his own care and labor. Emblements are the away-going crop; in other words, the crop which is upon the ground and unreaped when the tenant goes away, his lease having determined ; and the right to emblements is the right in the tenant to take away the away-going crop, and for that purpose to come upon the land, and do all other necessary things thereon. Brown; Wood v. No-ack, 84 Wis. 398, 54 N. W. 785; Davis v. Brocklebank, 9 N. H. 73; Cattle v. Spitzer, 65 Cal. 456. 4 Pac. 435, 52 Am. Rep. 305; Sparrow v. Pond, 49 Minn. 412, 52 N. W. 36, 16 In R. A. 103, 32 Am. St. Rep. 571.