In gross
Gross Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See {Gross}, a.] 1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. ``The gross of the enemy.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of cattle. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens. [1913 Webster]

{Advowson in gross} (Law), an advowson belonging to a person, and not to a manor.

{A great gross}, twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four dozen.

{By the gross}, by the quantity; at wholesale.

{Common in gross}. (Law) See under {Common}, n.

{In the gross}, {In gross}, in the bulk, or the undivided whole; all parts taken together. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • in gross — In a large quantity or sum; without deduction, division, or particulars; by wholesale. At large, in one sum; not annexed to or dependent upon another thing. Common in gross is such as is neither appendant nor appurtenant to land, but is annexed… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in gross — In a large quantity or sum; without deduction, division, or particulars; by wholesale. At large, in one sum; not annexed to or dependent upon another thing. Common in gross is such as is neither appendant nor appurtenant to land, but is annexed… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in gross — phrasal 1. obsolete : in a general way : without going into details the unlettered Christian who believes in gross John Dryden 2. archaic : by the gross …   Useful english dictionary

  • in gross — Without deduction; considered as a whole. Braun s Appeal, 105 Pa 414. In one sum. At large; attached to a person rather than appurtenant to land. See alimony in gross; common in gross; easement in gross …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Advowson in gross — Gross Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See {Gross}, a.] 1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. The gross of the enemy. Addison. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common in gross — Gross Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See {Gross}, a.] 1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. The gross of the enemy. Addison. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Easement In Gross — An easement that attaches a particular right to an individual rather than to the property itself. The easement in gross is often considered irrevocable for the life of the individual, but can be revoked if the individual sells the property that… …   Investment dictionary

  • easement in gross — see easement Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. easement in gross …   Law dictionary

  • common in gross — An easement in gross, that is, a right not supported by a dominant estate but attached to, and vested in, the person to whom it is granted. See easement in gross …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • alimony in gross — see alimony Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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