LAND , thegeneral
See also:term for that
See also:part of the
See also:surface which is solid and dry as opposed to
See also:sea or
See also:water . The word is
See also:common to Teutonic
See also:languages, mainly in the same
See also:form and with essentially the same meaning . The
See also:Celtic cognate forms are Irish lann, Welsh Ilan, an enclosure, also in the sense of "
See also:church," and so of
See also:constant occurrence in Welsh place-names, Cornish lan and Breton lann,
See also:health, which has given the French lande, an expanse or
See also:tract of sandy waste ground . The ultimate
See also:root is unknown . From its
See also:primary meaning have
See also:developed naturally the various uses of the word, for a tract of ground or
See also:country viewed either as a
See also:geographical or ethnographical division of the earth, as
See also:property owned by the public or state or by a private individual, or as the rural as opposed to the urban or the cultivated as opposed to the built on part of the country; of particular'meanings may be mentioned that of a
See also:building divided into tenements or flats, the divisions being known as " houses," a Scottish usage, and also that of a division of a ploughed
See also:field marked by the irrigating channels, hence transferred to the smooth parts of the
See also:bore of a
See also:rifle between the grooves of the rifling . For the
See also:physical geography of the land, as the solid portion of the earth's surface, see GEOGRAPHY . For land as the subject of cultivation see
See also:AGRICULTURE and
See also:SOIL, aISO,RECLAMATION OF LAND . For the
See also:history of the holding or tenure of land see
See also:VILLAGE COMMUNITIES and FEUDALISM; a particular form of land tenure is dealt with under METAYAGE . The article AGRARIAN
See also:LAWS deals with the disposal of the public land (Ager publicus) in
See also:Ancient Rome, and further information with regard to the part played by the land question in
See also:Roman history will be found under ROME: § History . The legal side of the private ownership of land is treated under REAL PROPERTY and
See also:CONVEYANCING (see also LANDLORD AND
See also:TENANT, and LAND
See also:REGISTRATION) .
NICOLAS LANCRET (1660-1743)
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