Metes-and-bounds meaning

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The precisely described boundary lines of a parcel of land, as found in a deed.
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The objective measurement of real property from recognized landmarks so as to situate it precisely in a description to be used in legal documents, such as deeds.
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The limits of a piece of land as defined by reference to lines and/or points on the land.
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(surveying) A description of a piece of land consisting of both measurements (metes) of the land and owners of land which is adjacent to (bounds) it.
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