Lands in Scotland where the ridges of a field belong alternatively to different proprietors. Anciently this kind of possession was advantageous in giving a united interest to tenants to resist inroads. By the act of 1095, c. 23. a division of these lands was authorized, with the exception of lands belonging to corporations. Wharton.
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