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  • n. Plural form of hereditament.


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  • The age of discretion for passing away of lands or such kind of hereditaments, or for giving, of votes, verdicts or Sentence in any Civil Courts or causes, shall be one and twenty years.

    The Massachusetts Body of Liberties

  • The illegally legal instrument is still in existence, with its unpunctuated jargon about "hereditaments" and "fee simple," its "and whereas the said Daniel Levy" in every other line, and its eventual plain provision for "the said sum of £15,000 to remain charged upon the security of the hereditaments in the said recited

    Mr. Justice Raffles

  • They ... they are appurtenances, and — ­and hereditaments, and such things.


  • Waster came in for these hereditaments; though the year 1789 deprived him of all seignorial rights save to the rents paid by his tenants, which amounted to some ten thousand francs per annum.

    Two Poets

  • “In the light of the Abolition of Feudal Tenures Act of 1662, how it can be claimed that feudal titles still exist today in Ireland as hereditaments to be bought and sold?” said Sean J Murphy, a leading genealogist.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • The view from the lonely and segregated mountain peak, of this portion of what is called and known as the Creation, with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto appertaining and belonging…4

    Mark Twain

  • The title to the hereditaments, now to be given in exchange, went back for many generations; but as the deeds were not to pass, Mr. Jellicorse, like an honest man, drew a line across, and made a star at one quite old enough to begin with, in which the little moorland farm in treaty now was specified.

    Mary Anerley

  • Seisin is a legal word, which simply means possession, or rather the bodily holding of a thing, and is used especially of corporeal hereditaments.

    Mary Anerley

  • He possesses hereditaments and lands given him by the ruler of the city, of which no man can forcibly dispossess him [7].

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • In 1797 the Imperial Act of 1732 for the sale of Negroes and other hereditaments for debt in the American Plantations was repealed so far as it related to Negroes [7] but this made no difference in their status.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920


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