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

    That which follows the principal thing. See 104 Va. 337, 113 Am. St. Rep. 1039, 7 Ann. Cas. 422, 1 L. R. A. (N. S.) 149, 51 S. E. 737.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    This word, used as a noun, denotes anything which inseparably belongs to or is connected with or inherent in, another thing, called the "principal." In this sense, a court-baron is incident to a manor. Also, less strictly, it denotes anything which is usually connected with another or connected for some purposes, though not inseparably. Thus, the right of alienation is incident to an estate in fee-simple, though separable in equity. See Cromwell v. Phipps (Sur.) 1 N. Y. Supp. 278; Mount Carmel Fruit Co. v. Webster, 140 Cal. 183, 73 Pac. 826.