Words, Phrases & Definitions
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Map Act - The Subdivision Map Act (Gov. Code, Section 66410 et seq.) regulating the subdivision of land.
Marshaling - The ranking of several parcels of land for the satisfaction of a debt for which all parcels serve as security. Marshaling is an equitable principle.
Mean - Intermediate.
Mean High Tide Line - The average height of certain high waters.
Meander - To follow a winding course.
Mechanic's Lien - A statutory lien in favor of persons contributing labor, material, supplies, etc. to a work of improvement upon real property.
Memorial - A short note, abstract, or memorandum.
Merger of Title - The absorption of a lesser estate into a larger estate.
Meridians - Imaginary north-south lines intersecting base lines to form a starting point for measurement of land.
Mesne - Intermediate, intervening.
Metes and Bounds - Measurements and boundaries.
Military Reservist Relief Act of 1991 - California statutory law to protect military reservists called to serve during the Gulf War from loss of property in satisfaction of obligations incurred before being called to serve.
Monument - An object or mark employed by a surveyor to fix or to establish boundaries or land location.
Moratorium - A temporary suspension by statute of the enforceability of a debt.
Mortgage - A two party security instrument pledging land as security for the performance of an obligation.
Mortgagee - The party entitled to performance by a mortgagor.
Mortgagor - The party executing a mortgage.
Muniments of Title - Deeds and other original documents comprising a chain of title to a parcel of real property.
Mutual Water Company - A company organized for the purpose of providing water to its members.
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