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

    Raising up; building; a completed building. In a statute on the "erection" of wooden buildings, this term does not include repairing, alteration, enlarging or removal. See Shaw v. Hitchcock, 119 Mass. 256; Martine v. Nelson. 51 111. 422; Douglass v. Com., 2 Rawle (Paj 264; Brown v. Hunn, 27 Co.nn. 334, 71 Ain. Dee. 71; Mc-Gary v. Pcople, 45 N. Y. 160.