What is SURVEY?

The process by which a parcel of land is measured and its contents ascer- tained ; also a statement of the result of such survey, with the courses and distances and the quantity of the land. In insurance law, tbe term “the survey” has acquired a general meaning, inclusive of what is commonly called the “application,” which contains the questions propounded on behalf of the company, and the answers of the assured. Albion Lead Works v. Williams- burg City F. Ins. Co. (C. C.) 2 Fed. 4S4; May v. Buckeye Ins. Co., 25 Wis. 201, 3 Am. Rep. 7G.

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