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

    Fruit; fruits.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In the civil law. Fruit, fruits; produce; profit or increase; the organic productions of a thing. The right to the fruits of a thing belonging to another. The compensation which a man receives from another for the use or enjoyment of a thing, such as interest or rent. See Mackeld. Rom. Law, § 167; Inst. 2, 1, 35, 37; Dig. 7, 1, 33; Id. 5, 3, 29; Id. 22, 1, 34.
    —Fructus civiles. All revenues and recompenses which, though not Jruits, properly speaking, are recognized as such by the law. The term includes such things as the rents and income of reni property, interest on money loaned, and annuities. Civ. La. 1900, art. 545.
    —Fructus fundi. The fruits (produce or yield) of land.
    —Fructus industriales. Industrial fruits, or fruits of industry. Those fruits of a thing, as of land, which are produced by the labor and industry of the occupant, as crops of grain ; as distinguished from such as are produced solely by the powers of nature. Emblements are so called in the common law. 2 Steph. Comm. 258; 1 Chit. Gen. Pr. 92. Sparrow v. Pond, 49 Minn. 412, 52 N. W. 36, 16 L. It, A. 103, 32 Am. St. Rep. 571; Burner v. Piercy, 40 Md. 223, 17 Am. Rep. 591; Smock v. Smock, 37 Mo. App. 64,
    — Fructus naturales. Those products which are produced by the powers of nature alone; as wool, metals, milk, the young of animals. Sparrow v. Pond, 49 Minn. 412, 52 N. W. 36, 16 L. R. A. 103, 32 Am. St. Rep. 571.
    — Fructus peeudum. The produce or increase of flocks or herds.
    —Fructus pendentes. Hanging fruits; those not severed. The fruits united with the thing which produces them. These form a part of the principal thing.
    — Frnctns rei allenæ. The fruits of another's property; fruits taken from another's estate.
    —Fructus separati. Separate fruits; the fruits of a thing when they are separated from it. Dig. 7, 4, 13.
    —Fructus stantes. Standing fruits; those not yet severed from the stalk or stem. Fructus angent hæreditatem. The yearly increase goes to enchance the inheritance. Dig. 5, 3, 20, 3. Fructus pendentes pars fundi videntur. Hanging fruits make part of the land. Dig. 6, 1, 44; 2 Bouv. Inst no. 1578L Fructus perceptos villæ non esse constat. Gathered fruits do not make a part of the farm. Dig. 19, 1, 17, 1; 2 Bouv. Inst, no. 1578.