Metes and bounds


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Metes and bounds

A term used to define boundary lines when describing the location of land in terms of directions and distances from one or more points of reference.

metes and bounds

The boundaries, property lines, or limits of a parcel of land, defined by distances and bearings, 4.
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The preservation of a free Government requires not merely, that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained; but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great Barrier which defends the rights of the people.
Jay Quinn's debut novel Metes and Bounds is a coming out story that does provide a unique perspective.
At the end of this computer lab seminar, participants will be able to: understand the terms involved with metes and bounds descriptions; handle inputs to the computer; merge multiple parcels, with both sections and metes and bounds formats; calculate areas and closure precision of individual parcels, measure overlaps or gaps; and deal with poorly written or incomplete descriptions.
Indeed, a reference to streets or prominent geographic features may provide more meaningful notice to voters than a metes and bounds legal description.
They laughed at our Jeffersonian township grid survey system, which ignored the natural landscape, and much preferred the older, landscape-sensitive New England metes and bounds survey method.
Subdividing the land; metes and bounds and rectangular survey systems.
This is considered a high match rate in light of the number of incomplete, incorrect and missing legal descriptions encountered in the typical title order and the complexity of matching a parcel which is described by metes and bounds.