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
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Any right to or interest in, land which may subsist in third persens, to the diminution of the value of the estate of the tenant, but consistently with the passing of the fee. Fitch v. Seymour, 9 Mete. (Mass.) 467; Huyck v. Andrews, 113 N. Y. 81, 20 N. E. 581, 3 L. It. A. 789, 10 Am. St. Rep. 432; Ailing v. Burlock, 46 Conn. 510; Demars v. Koehler, 62 N. J. Law, 203, 41 Atl. 720, 72 Am. St. Rep. 642; Lafferty v. Milligan, 165 Pa. 534, 30 Atl. 1030; Stam-baugh v. Smith, 23 Ohio St. 591. A claim, lien, charge, or liability attached to and binding real property; as, a mortgage, judgment-lien, attachment, right of dower, right of way or other easement, unpaid water rent, lease, unpaid taxes or special assessment. Memmert v. McKeen, 112 Pa. 315, 4 Atl. 542; Gordon v. McCulloh, 66 Md. 246, 7 Atl. 457; Harrison v. Railroad Co., 91 Iowa, 114, 58 N. W. 1081; Kelsey v. Remer, 43 Conn. 129, 21 Am. Rep. 638; Runnels v. Webber, 59 Me. 490; Crocker v. Cotting, 173 Mass. 68, 53 N. E. 158; In re Gerry (D. C.) 112 Fed. 959; Bowman v. Franklin Ins. Co., 40 Md. G3l; Clark v. Fisher, 54 Kan. 403, 38 Pac 493 ; Redmon v. Insurance Co., 51 Wis. 293, 8 N. W. 226, 37 Am. Rep. 830; Funk v. Voneida, 11 Serg. & It. (Pa.) 112, 14 Am. Dec. 617; Farrington v. Tourtelott (C. C.) 39 Fed. 740; Maddocks v. Stevens, 89 Me, 336, 36 Atl. 398.
    —Incumbrances, covenant against. See Covenant