An ancient surveying system that describes the perimeter of a parcel of land in terms of its bearings and distances and its relationship to natural features and adjacent parcels.
A method of legal description specifying the perimeter of a parcel of land by use of measured distances from a start point along specified boundaries, or bounds, using monuments, or markers, as points of reference.
terminal points and angles used to describe real estate by boundary dimensions. definition of metes defined definition of bounds definition of metes and bounds defined What are metes and bounds
A description of real property in which its boundaries are defined by directions and distances.
the boundaries and limits of a piece of land; metes is the limit of a surveyed tract whereas bounds are the boundaries of the adjacent tracts. In the U.S. all of the thirteen colonies plus Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas use metes and bounds surveys as versus the township system of survey and description employed with federal public land states. See also TNGenNet's Metes and Bounds land report
A method of describing or locating property; metes are measures of length and bounds are boundaries; this description starts with a well-marked point of beginning and follows the boundaries of the land until it returns once more to the point.
The description of the boundaries a parcel of land by measurement distance and or natural man-made boundaries.
Describing the measurement and boundaries of land using geographical characteristics.
a way of describing property by describing the boundary or the shape of a land parcel.Usually, angles, terminal points, distances, measures, compass directions, landmarks, and other such factors are used in the description.Professionals usually begin at a specific point and delineates the boundaries of her property, eventually returning to the originating point.If this initial point is not returned to, the description is considered flawed.Metes refer specifically to the distances, compass directions, and measures of the land. The bounds and such a description are the monuments, landmarks, and other like items.
the lengths and directions of the boundaries of a tract of land.
Boundary marks or lines of land as described in a survey.
A system of land survey that defines land parcels according to visible natural landscape features and distance. The resultant field pattern is usually very irregular in shape.
The boundary lines of land described in accordance with their terminal points and angles. Originally metes referred to distance and bounds referred to direction. Today the words have no individual meaning of practical significance.
The method of surveying property using a combination of topographical features and measurements.
A type of description which sets out the boundary of a tract beginning at a boundary marker or commonly known marker and tracing around the tract to the place of beginning. Metes and bounds may be in several units of measure such as feet and inches, degrees, minutes and seconds, varas, etc.
Method of land description that begins with a permanent object and then through distances and directions describes the parcel of land.
A way of describing real estate in directional terms. A compass heading is given in degrees, minutes, seconds, and the distance.
A description in a deed of the land location in which the boundaries are defined by directions and distances.
A description of land by courses and distance.
A detailed description of district boundaries using specific geographic features.
A method of describing a property by distances and directions.
A land description in which boundaries are described by courses, directions, distances and monuments.
Method of describing land by measure of length (metes) of the boundary lines (bounds).
a property description by reference to the bearings and lengths of the boundary lines (metes) together with the names of adjoining properties (bounds).
A description of a parcel of land by describing the boundary lines in length and direction.
a system for describing boundary lines and limits of a piece of land. Such descriptions refer to natural or artificial landmarks, such as trees, rivers, etc. This system was used to measure land before the introduction of the rectangular survey system in public-domain land states in 1785. See also state-land states.
A term used in describing the boundary lines of land setting forth all the boundary lines together with their terminal points and angles.
The legal description of a piece of land as defined by a surveyor who uses measurements and angles.
is a traditional method of land surveying in which the boundaries of land parcels are recorded in terms of relative direction and distance. Local landmarks and natural environmental features may serve as points of origin and destination along a given traverse.
method of surveying property by using physical and topographical features in conjunction with measurements.
The boundary lines of land, with their terminal points and angles, described by listing the compass directions and distances of the boundaries. Originally, metes referred to distance and bounds referred to direction.
Description of land by exact distance and direction.
An older way of describing land in registered instruments. Starting at a recognizable point (the meeting of two roads, the corner of a lot), the description then describes the boundaries of the land by indicating distances and directions for each boundary (i.e. "South 100 feet" or "South 73 degrees, five minutes west for a distance of 100 feet"), returning at the end of the description to the beginning point.
a system of land description that uses physical objects, frequently trees and rivers, and the property lines of adjacent landowners to define the boundaries of land; measurements frequently expressed in poles, a distance of about 5 1/2 yards.
legal description of a piece of land by boundary lines including terminal points and angles.
A traditional way of describing property, generally expressed in terms of distance from a known landmark or intersection, and then following the boundaries of the property back to its origin.
A method of describing the territorial limits of property by means of measuring distances and angles from designated landmarks and in relation to adjoining properties.
Measurements and boundaries.
A time-honored land surveying method of describing land in terms of shape and boundary dimensions.
A method used in describing property which starts at an identifiable starting point and then describes the succeeding sides by their bearing (direction) and length (distance).
A term used in describing land by setting forth all the boundary lines together with their uncompensated improvement.
A lengthy description of a plot of land, now, typically, given only for older homes built before subdivisions were divided into lot and block numbers.
A system of land description using distance (metes) and angles/compass directions (bounds) beginning and ending at the same point.
A parcel of land by which the boundaries are defined by directions and distances.
A common method of describing real estate. The description starts at a point of beginning (POB) and describes the circumference of the property, ending back at the point of beginning (POB).
A means of describing land by directions and distances rather than reference to a lot number. Generally used when land has not been subdivided into lots.
A description of a property found on deed which describe the property in terms of distance, direction and landmarks.
A land description system in which boundaries are described as distance between two semi-permanent points or as lines following compass bearings.
(also Courses and Distances) a method of surveying property which made use of the natural physical and topographical features in conjunction with measurements and artificially designated objects or places - metes refers to the measuring of direction and distance while bounds refers to natural or man-made features on the land
Means for describing property by a set of directions and distances, when there isn't identification based on a surveyed lot number
Land surveying method of precisely describing land by using terms of shape and boundary dimensions.
Not a measurement of land or buildings, it is a system used to legally describe the boundaries of land by using distances (metes) measured from a point of beginning and natural or artificial boundaries (bounds) as well as points of reference (monuments or markers).
A surveyor's legal description of a parcel of land, defined by measurements and angles.
A system of land description whereby all boundary lines are set forth by use of terminal points and angles - "mete" referring to a limit or limiting mark, and "bounds" referring to boundary lines.
A common method of land description that identifies a property by specifying the shape and boundary dimensions of the parcel, using terminal points and angles. A metes and bounds description starts at a well marked point of beginning and follows the boundaries of the land by courses and metes (measures, distances measures, distances and compass direction) and bounds (landmarks, monuments) and returns to the true point of beginning. A description which fails to enclose an area by returning to the point of beginning is defective.
A way of describing the boundaries of land by courses, directions, distances, and monuments.
Metes and bounds is a system or method of describing land, 'real' property (in contrast to personal property) or real estate. The system has been used in England for many centuries, and is still used there in the definition of general boundaries. By custom, it was applied in the original 13 colonies that became the United States, and in many other land jurisdictions based on English Common Law.