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metes and bounds

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  1. metes and bounds(Noun)

    The limits of a piece of land as defined by reference to lines and/or points on the land.

  2. metes and bounds(Noun)

    A description of a piece of land consisting of both measurements (metes) of the land and owners of land which is adjacent to (bounds) it.

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  1. Metes and bounds

    Metes and bounds is a system or method of describing land, real property or real estate. The system has been used in England for many centuries, and is still used there in the definition of general boundaries. By custom, it was applied in the original Thirteen Colonies that became the United States, and in many other land jurisdictions based on English common law. Typically the system uses physical features of the local geography, along with directions and distances, to define and describe the boundaries of a parcel of land. The boundaries are described in a running prose style, working around the parcel in sequence, from a point of beginning, returning back to the same point; compare with the oral ritual of beating the bounds. It may include references to other adjoining parcels, and it, in turn, could also be referred to in later surveys. At the time the description is compiled, it may have been marked on the ground with permanent monuments placed where there were no suitable natural monuments. The term "metes" refers to a boundary defined by the measurement of each straight run, specified by a distance between the terminal points, and an orientation or direction. A direction may be a simple compass bearing, or a precise orientation determined by accurate survey methods. The term "bounds" refers to a more general boundary description, such as along a certain watercourse, a stone wall, an adjoining public road way, or an existing building.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metes and bounds in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metes and bounds in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of metes and bounds in a Sentence

  1. Ken Barlow:

    My land is in the exact SAME spot. It cannot ever move. Metes and Bounds exist for this exact reason, i was on the point last Saturday and used my hand held GPS and my trucks GPS to confirm my land is above the water line and was blending with the point just as I predicted. My land will always be there.

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  • metes e limitiItalian
  • ಮೀಟ್ಸ್ ಮತ್ತು ಬೌಂಡ್ಸ್Kannada
  • metes and boundsKorean
  • Metes и оценкиRussian
  • మెటలు మరియు హద్దులుTelugu
  • 邊界和邊界Chinese

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