In common law. Relating to land, as distinguished from personal property. This term is applied to lands, tenements, and hereditaments. In the civil lair. Relating to a thing, (whether movable or immovable,) as distinguished from a person. Real burden. In Scotch law. Where a right to lands is expressly granted under the burden of a specific sum, which is declared a burden on the lands themselves, or where the right is declared null if the sum be not paid, and where the amount of the sum, and the name of the creditor in it, can be discovered from the Bi-. Law Dtct.(2d Ed.)63 records, the burden is said to be real. Bell. Real chymin. L. Fr. In old English law. The royal way; the king’s highway, (regiq via.) Real injury. In the civil law. An injury arising from an unlawful act, as distinguished from a verbal injury, which was done by words. Hallifax, Civil Law, b. 2, c. 15, nn. 3, 4. Real things, (or things real.) In common law. Such things as are permanent, fixed, and immovable, which cannot be carried out of their place; as lands and tenements. 2 Bl. Comm. 15. Things substantial and immovable, and the rights and profits annexed to or issuing out of them. 1 Steph. Comm. 156. As to real “Action,” “Assets,” “Chattels,” “Composition,” “Contract,” “Covenant,” “Estate,” “Evidence,” “Issue,” “Obligation,” “Party,” “Poinding,” “Privilege,” “Property,” “Representative,” “Right,” “Security,” “Servitude,” “Statute,” “Warrandice,” and “Wrong,” see those titles. REAIi LAW. At common law. The body of laws relating to real property. This use of the term is popular rather than techniCal.
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