Legal Definition and Related Resources of Parcel

Meaning of Parcel

A generic term capable of many meanings. In relation to land, denotes a contiguous quantity of land in possession of, owned by, or recorded as property of one person , claimant or company . See Adams Tree service Inc. v Transamerica title Ins. Co., 511 P.2d 658, 20 Ariz.App. 214.

Parcel Alternative Definition

A part of the estate. 1 Comyn, Dig. Abatement (H 51), Grant (E 10). To parcel is to divide an estate. Bac. Abr. Conditions (0). A small bundle. It is the diminutive of package. 1 Hughes (U. S.) 529. The word parcel is not a sujfficient description of the property alleged in an indictment to have been stolen. The prisoner was indicted for stealing one parcel, of the value of one shilling, of the goods, etc. The parcel in question was taken from the hold of a vessel, out of a box broken open by the prisoner. Held an insufficient description. 7 Cox, C. C. 13.

Synonyms of Parcel


  • administer
  • allocate
  • allot
  • appoint
  • apportion
  • appropriate
  • assign
  • award
  • bestow
  • carve
  • deal out
  • dispense
  • dispose of
  • distribuere
  • distribute
  • divide
  • divide into shares
  • dividere
  • dole out
  • give away
  • give ou: grant
  • measure
  • mete
  • part with
  • partiri
  • partition
  • pas; out
  • portion out
  • prorate
  • ration
  • sectionalize
  • segment
  • split up
  • subdivide


  • acreage
  • area
  • block
  • district
  • enclave
  • enclosure
  • estate
  • field
  • ground
  • land
  • lot
  • property
  • patch
  • piece
  • piece of land
  • plot
  • plot of ground
  • plot of land
  • portion
  • real estate
  • region
  • section
  • sector
  • segmen
  • square
  • terrain
  • territory
  • tract Associated Concepts: conveyance
  • partition

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Parcel in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

1. A small bundle or package. 2. A piece of land of indeterminate extent, but usually not large; a lot of ground Regina v. Bonner, 7 Cox, Cr. Cas. 13 (1855).

Note: This legal definition of Parcel in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

Concept of Parcel in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Parcel: A general term meaning any part or portion of land.

Concept of Parcel in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Parcel: A general term meaning any part or portion of land.




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