Oneris Ferendi

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Meaning of Oneris ferendi

(Lat. of bearing a burden). In civil law. The name of a servitude by which the wall or pillar of one house is bound to sustain the weight of the buildings of the neighbor. The owner of the servient building is bound to repair, and keep it suflSciently strong for the weight it has to bear. Dig. 8. 2. 23; 2 Bouv. Inst, note 1627.


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Concept of “Oneris Ferendi”

Traditional meaning of oneris ferendi in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) The servitude of support, as by a party wall or other structure to a neighbor’s house.


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  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Oneris Ferendi”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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