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metes and bounds

[meets] /mits/
plural noun
the boundaries or limits of a piece of land.
Origin of metes and bounds
late Middle English
1275-1325; late Middle English; translation of Anglo-French metes et boundes. See mete2, bound3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These maps include a locus map and a property boundary map with metes and bounds.
  • Some counties are divided according to a metes and bounds description.
  • Entries include date location, metes and bounds of lots surveyed, party for whom surveyed.

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