What is FARM?

n. A certain amount of provisionreserved as the rent of a messuage. Spelman.Rent generally which is reserved on a lease; when it was to be paid In money, itwas called “blanclie firmc.” Spelman; 2 Bl. Comm. 42.A term, a lease of lands; a leasehold interest. 2 Bl. Comm. 17; 1 Reeve, Eng. Law,301, note. The land Itself, let to farm or rent. 2 Bl. Comm. 30S.A portion of land used for agricultural purposes, either wholly or in part.The original meaning of the word was “rent,” and by a natural transition it came tomean the land out of which the rent issued.In old English law. A lease of other things than land, as of imposts. There wereseveral of these, such as “the sugar farm,” “the silk farm,” and farms of wines and currents,called “petty farms.” See 2 How. State Tr. 1197-1206.In American law. “Farm” denotes a tract of land devoted in part, at least, to cultivation,for agricultural purposes, without reference to its extent, or to the tenure bywhich it is held. In re Drake (D. C.) 114 Fed. 231; People ex rei. Rogers v. Caldwell, 142111. 434. 32 X. E. 091; Kendall v. Miller, 47 How. Prac. (N. Y.) 448; Com. v. Carmalt, 2Bin. (Pa.) 238.

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