What is BONA LAT N?

Goods; property; possessions. In the Roman law, this term was used to designate all species of property, real, personal, and mixed, but was more strictly applied to real estate. In modern civil law, it includes both personal property (technically so called) and chattels real, thus corresponding to the French biens. In the common law, its use was confined to the de- scriptlon of movable goods. Tisdale v. Harris, 20 Pick. (Mass.) 13 ; Penniinan v. French, 17 Pick. (Mass.) 404, 28 Am. Dec. 309.

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