A prospect. 2. Every one is entitled to a view from his premises, but he thereby acquires no right over the property of his neighbors. The erection of buildings which obstruct a man’s view, therefore, is not unlawful, and such buildings cannot be considered a nuisance.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
The right of prospect; the outlook or prospect from the windows of one’s hoiise. A species of urban servitude which prohibits the obstruction of such prospect. 3 Kent, Comm. 448. We understand by view every opening which may more or less facilitate the means of looking out of a building. Lights are those openings which are made rather for the admission of light than to look out of. Civ. Code La. art. 715. Also an inspection of property in controversy, or of a place where a crime has been committed, by the jury previously to the trial. View and delivery. When a right of common is exercisable not over the whole waste, but only in convenient places indicated from time to time by the lord of the manor or his bailiff, it is said to be exercisable after “view and delivery.” Elton, Commons, 233. View, demand of. In real actions, the defendant was entitled to demand a view, that is, a sight of the thing, in order to ascertain its identity and other circumstances. As, if a real action were brought against a tenant, and such tenant did not exactly know what land it was that the demandant asked, then he might pray the view, which was that he might see the land which the demandant claimed. Brown. View of an inquest. A view or inspection taken by a jury, summoned upon an inquisition or inquest, of the place or property to which the inquisition or inquiry refers. Brown. View of frankpledge. In English law. An examination to see if every freeman above twelve years of age within the district had taken the oath of allegiance. and found nine freeman pledges for his peaceable demeanor.