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  • n. Property in the form of land as opposed to personal possessions; real estate.

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  • adj.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. property consisting of houses and land


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  • The Mosaic law regulated the succession to real property thus: it has to be divided among the sons, the eldest receiving a double portion, (21: 17) the others equal shares; if there were no sons, it went to the daughters,

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Ecclesiastical things (res ecclesiasticœ in the narrow sense), or ecclestiastical property (patrimonium or peculium ecclesiasticum), mediately maintain the Divine worship, and include all buildings and real property belonging to the Church except the churches and cemeteries, the funds for the maintenance of the servants of the Church (bona mensœ, bona beneficii), and the ecclesiastical buildings (bona fabricœ), and finally the property designed for charitable objects or pious foundations (res religiosœ, causœ piœ).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • This conveyancer's jargon could not have been picked up by hanging round the courts of law in London two hundred and fifty years ago, when suits as to the title of real property were comparatively rare.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • But the Department of Domains, in drawing up its statistical report (which statistics were with justice questioned), explained that, in addition to the real property taxed as belonging to congregations, account should be taken of the real property occupied by them through the complaisance of lay corporations or proprietors whom the State declared to be mere intermediaries (personnes interposées), and the department placed the combined value of these two classes of property at 1,071,775,260 francs.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  •   Failure to take the oath would result in expulsion from the city, with all of their real property escheating to the city, although they could take their chattel property with them.

    Lord Conrads Crusade

  • A Bill to enable the Charleston Savings 'Institution to purchase and hold real property ... ..

    Journal of the Senate of South Carolina: Being the Session of 1862.


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