Metes-and-bounds Description

Definition:    a common method of legal description that identifies a property by specifying the shape and boundary dimensions of the parcel.   A metes-and-bound description starts a the point of beginning and follows the boundaries of the land by compass direction and linear measurements and returns to the point of beginning.

Pronunciation:    \ˈmēt\ \ˈbau̇nd\ \di-ˈskrip-shən\

Used in a Sentence:    The metes-and-bounds description is the oldest survey method.

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