What is SUPERFICIES?

Lat. In the civil law. The alienation by the owner of the surface of the soil of all rights necessary for building on the surface, a yearly rent being generally reserved; also a building or erection. San- dars’ Just. Inst (5th Ed.) 133. Superflua non nocent. Superfluities do not prejudice. Jenk. Cent 184. Surplusage does not vitiate.

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