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

    A Norman law term, meaning real estate. See 2 Watts (Pa.), 61.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. Every species of immovable which can be the subject of property; such as lands, houses, orchards, woods, marshes, ponds, etc., in whatever mode they may have been acquired, either by descent or purchase. 3 Toullier, no. 472. In Scotch law. Land, and all property connected with land; real estate, as distinguished from movables, or personal estate. Bell.