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SUPERIOR Definition & Legal Meaning

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Higher; more elevated in rank or office. Possessing larger power. Entitled to command, Influence, or coutrol over another. In estates, some are superior to others. An estate entitled to a servitude or easement over another estate is called the “superior” or “dominant,” and the other, the “inferior” or “servient,” estate. 1 Bouv. Inst. no. 1612. In the feudal law, until the statute quia em pi ores precluded subinfeudations, (q. v.,) the tenant who granted part of his estate to be held of and from himself as lord was called a “superior.”


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