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    Property which may be touched; such as is perceptible to the senses; corporeal property, whether real or personal. The phrase Is used in opposition to such species of property as patents, franchises, copyrights, rents, ways, and Incorporeal property generally.
    In old Irish law. A species of tenure, founded on ancient usage, which allotted the inheritance of lands, castles, etc., to the "oldest and worthiest man of the deceased's name and blood." It was abolished in the reign of James I. Jacob; Wharton.
    In old English law. Tannery; the trade or business of a tanner. Fleta, lib. 2, c 52, | 35.
    Span. In Spanish law. Preemption. White, New Recop. b. 2, tit 2, C3,
    In Mexican law. The right enjoyed by an usufructuary of property, of buying the property at the same price at which the owner offers it to any other person, or Is willing to take from another. Civ. Code Mex. art 992. Tantnm bona Talent, quantum Tend! poasnnt. Shep. Touch. 142. More...
    Lat. In practice. The name of a return made by the sheriff to a writ, when it came into his hands too late to be executed before the return-day.
  • TARE
    A deficiency in the weight or quantity of merchandise by - reason of the Weight of the box, cask, bag, or other receptacle which contains It and is weighed with it. Also an allowance or abatement of a certain weight or quantity which the seller makes to the buyer, on More...
    A cartel of commerce, a book of rates, a table or catalogue, drawn usually In alphabetical order, containing the names of several kinds of merchandise, with the duties or customs to be paid for the same, as settled by authority, or agreed on between the several princes and states that More...
    In old English law. A heap; a hay-mow, or hay-stack. Faenum in tassis, hay In stacks. Reg. Orig. 96.
  • TATH
    In the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, the lords of manors anciently claimed the privilege of having their tenants' flocks or sheep brought at night upon their own demesne lands, there to be folded for the Improvement of the ground, which liberty was called by the name of the "tath." More...
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