A Popular And Practical Introduction To Law Studies; And To Every Department Of The Legal…

Paperback | July 8, 2012

bySamuel Warren

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...and the goods in the houses. Now land, which is immovable and indestructible, is evidently a different species of property from a cow or a sheep, which may be stolen, killed, and eaten; or from a chair or a table, which may be broken up or burnt. No man, be he ever so feloniously disposed, can run away with an acre of hind: the owner may be ejected, but the land remains where it was, and he who has been wrongfully turned out of possession, may be reinstated into the identical portion of land from which he had been removed. Not so with moveable property: the thief may be discovered and punished; but if he have made away with the goods, no power on earth can restore them to their owner. All he can hope to obtain, is a compensation in money, or in some other article of equal value. " Moveable and immovable, then, is one of the simplest and most natural divisions of property in times of but partial civilization. In our law, this division has been brought into great prominence by the circumstances of our early history." After a glance at the Norman Conquest, and the introduction of the feudal system, the author thus proceeds: " The system of tenure could evidently exist only as to lands and things immovable. Cattle and other moveables were things of too perishable and insignificant a nature to be subject to any feudal liabilities, and could therefore be bestowed as absolute gifts only. No duty or service could well be annexed as the condition of their ownership. Hence a superiority became attached to all immovable property, and the distinction between it and moveables became clearly marked; so that, whilst lands were the subject of the disquisitions of lawyers, the decisions of the courts of justice, and the attention of the legislature, moveable...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...and the goods in the houses. Now land, which is immovable and indestructible, is evidently a different species of prope...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.73 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217161944

ISBN - 13:9780217161947

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