235. Land


See also 133. EARTH ; 377. SOIL

absenteeism
the practice of extensive or permanent absence from their property by owners. —absentee , n .
alodialism, allodialism
the llth-century Anglo-Saxon estate system in which absolute possession was invested in the holder. —alodialist, allodialist, alodiary, allodiary , n.
burgage
British, Obsolete, a form of land tenure under which land was held in return for payment of a fixed sum of money in rent or for rendering of service. Also called socage .
cadastration
surveying for the purpose of showing boundary and property lines.
chorometry
the science of land surveying.
dummyism
the practice of purchasing land for another person who is not legally entitled to do so.
easement
the right one landowner has been granted over the land of another, as the right of access to water, right of way, etc., at no charge.
embadometry
Obsolete, the science of surveying.
feudalism
a European system flourishing between 800-1400 based upon fixed relations of lord to vassal and all lands held in fee (as from the king), and requiring of vassal-tenants homage and service. Also feudality . — feudal, feudalistic , adj.
fiefdom
Medieval History. the land over which a person exercises control after vows of vassalage and service to an overlord. See feudalism.
gromatics
the science of surveying. —gromatic , adj.
photogrammetry
the use of photography for surveying or map-making.
phototopography
surveying or map-making by means of photography. —phototopographic, phototopographical , adj.
socage
burgage.
stadia
a system of surveying in which distances are measured by reading intervals on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs in the telescope of a surveying instrument. —stadia , adj.
theodolite
a surveying instrument for measuring vertical and horizontal angles. —theodolitic , adj.

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