In Spanish law. Certain portions of ground laid off and reserved when a town was founded in Spanish America as the unalienable property of the town, for the purpose of erecting public buildings, markets, etc., or to be used in any other way, umler the direction of the municipality, for the advancement of the revenues or the prosperity of the place. 12 Pel. 4 12, note. Thus, there are solares, or house lots of a small size, upon which dwellings, simps, stores, etc., tire to be built. There are sucr- tcs. or sowing grounds of a larger size, for cultivating or planting; as gardens, vine yards, orchards, etc. There are cjiilos, which are quite well described by our word “commons,” and tire lands used in common by the inhabitants of the place for pasture, wood, threshing ground, etc.; and particular names are assigned to each, according to its particular use. Sometimes additional ejidos were allowed to be taken outside of the town limits. There are also propios or municipal lands, from which revenues are derived to defray the expenses of the municipal administration. Hart v. Buruett, 15 Cal. 554. PROPONE 957 PROPRIETATES VERBORUM

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