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INCIDENT Definition & Legal Meaning

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This word, used as a noun, denotes anything which inseparably belongsto, or is connected with, or inherent iu, another thing, called the “principal.” In thissense, a court-baron is incident to a manor. Also, less strictly, it denotes anything whichis usually connected with another, or connected for some purposes, though not inseparably.Thus, the right of alienation is incident to an estate in fee-simple, though separablein equity. See Cromwell v. Phipps (Sur.) 1 N. Y. Supp. 278; Mount Carmel FruitCo. v. Webster, 140 Cal. 1S3, 73 Pac. 820.


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