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By Estimation

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Meaning of By estimation

A term used In conveyances. In sales of land it not unfrequently occurs that the property is said to contain a certain number of acres “by estimation,” or so many acres, “more or less.” When these expressions are used, if the land fall short by a small quantity, the purchaser will receive no relief. In one case of this kind, the land fell short twofifths, and the purchaser received no relief. 2 Freem. 106. See 1 Call. (Va.) 301; 4 Hen. & M. (Va.) 184; 6 Bin. (Pa.) 106; 1 Serg. & R. (Pa.) 166; 2 Johns. (N. Y.) 37; 5 Johns. (N. Y.) 508; 15 Johns. (N. Y.) 471; 3 Mass. 38,0; 5 Mass. 355; 1 Root (Conn.) 528. The meaning of these words has never been precisely ascertained by judicial decision. See Sugd. Vend. 231-236; Wolff, Inst. §658; and the cases cited under the articles “Constitution;” “More or Less;” “Subdivision.”

What does By Estimation mean in American Law?

The definition of By Estimation in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

In conveyancing, a term with equivalent purpose to “more or less.”


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