Legal Definition and Related Resources of Course

Meaning of Course

The term as used in land surveying, denotes the direction of a line with reference to a meridian.

Course Alternative Definition

The direction of a line with reference to a meridian. Where there are no monuments, the land must be bounded by the courses and distances mentioned in the patent or deed. 4 Wheat. (U.S.) 444; 3 Pet. (U.S.) 96; 3 Murph. (N. C.) 82; 2 Har. & J. (Md.) 267; 5 Har. & J. (Md.) 254. When the lines are actually marked, they must be adhered to, though they vary from the course mentioned in the deeds. 2 Overt. (Tenn.) 304; 7 Wheat. (U.S.) 7. See 3 Call (Va.) 239; 7 T. B. Mon. (Ky.) 333. See “Boundary.”

Synonyms of Course


  • act
  • act of pursuing
  • action
  • activity
  • advance
  • approach
  • arrangment
  • attack
  • campaign
  • completion
  • conduct
  • customary manner of procedure
  • delivery
  • design
  • direction
  • effectuation
  • effort
  • employment
  • endeavor
  • evolution
  • execution
  • exercitation
  • furtherance
  • handling
  • implementation
  • interaction
  • iter
  • line of action
  • line of conduct
  • management
  • manner
  • measures
  • method
  • mode
  • mode of management
  • mode of procedure
  • modus operandi
  • motion
  • movement
  • operation
  • order
  • particular manner of proceeding
  • performance
  • perpetration
  • plan
  • policy
  • positive action
  • practice
  • praxis
  • prescribed system
  • procedure
  • process
  • program
  • pursuance
  • pursuit
  • road
  • route
  • scheme
  • succession of acts
  • system Associated Concepts: arising out of and in course of employment
  • course of business
  • course of conduct
  • course of dealings
  • course of employment
  • courses and distances
  • direct course
  • general course
  • water courseforeign phrases: In dubio
  • pars mitior est sequenda
  • In doubt

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