Legal Definition and Related Resources of Village

Meaning of Village

A simple form of social organization consisting of a small collection of contiguous houses.

Village Alternative Definition

Any small assemblage of houses for dwelling or business, or both whether incorporated or not, 76 Minn. 469; 79 N. W. 510, or whether situated upon regularly laid out streets or not. 71 111. 569; 27 111. 49. The word “village” has different meanings, and the sense in which it is employed must be determined from the context. 273 111. 180. “Towns” will include “villages,” 125 Ga. 559; 54 S. E. 539, but the terms are not synonymous within the meaning of the law. 197 111. 452. Villages are auxiliaries of the government in the important business of municipal rule, 17 Wall. 328; agencies in the administration of civil government; public corporations partaking of the nature of municipal corporations in their incidents. 77 Me. 530; 1 Atl. 689, 690.

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Village in Historical Law

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Concept of Village in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Village: A small community.

Concept of Village in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Village: A small community.


Legal English Vocabulary: Village in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term village into Spanish: pueblo (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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See Also

  • Credit Union
  • Cooperative
  • Collective







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