emblements
noun plural Etymology: Middle English emblayment, from Anglo-French emblaement, from emblaer to sow with grain, from en- + bleé grain, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English blæd fruit, growth, leaf — more at blade Date: 15th century crops from annual cultivation legally belonging to the tenant

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  • emblements — em·ble·ments / em blə məns/ n pl [Anglo French, from Middle French emblaement act of sowing grain, from emblaer to sow with grain, from en , causative prefix + Old French blet ble grain]: crops from annual cultivation legally belonging to the… …   Law dictionary

  • emblements — [em′blə mənts] pl.n. [ME enblaymentez < OFr emblaement (sing.) < emblaer < en (L in) + blee, grain < WGmc base akin to Ger blatt, leaf, MDu blat, BLADE] 1. Law cultivated growing crops which are produced annually 2. the profits from… …   English World dictionary

  • Emblements — Annual crops cultivated by a tenant which are treated as the tenant s property rather than the landowner s. If a tenant loses possession of the land, he or she is still entitled to finish raising the crops and to harvest them. If the land passes… …   Investment dictionary

  • Emblements — In the common law, emblements are annual crops produced by cultivation legally belonging to the tenant with the implied right for its harvest, and are treated as the tenant s property. [ Dutton v. International Harvester Co. , 504 N.E.2d 313 (Ind …   Wikipedia

  • emblements — /emblamants/ Crops annually produced by labor of tenant. Corn, wheat, rye, potatoes, garden vegetables, and other crops which are produced annually, not spontaneously, but by labor and industry. Finley v. McClure, 222 Kan. 637, 567 P.2d 851, 853 …   Black's law dictionary

  • emblements — /emblamants/ Crops annually produced by labor of tenant. Corn, wheat, rye, potatoes, garden vegetables, and other crops which are produced annually, not spontaneously, but by labor and industry. Finley v. McClure, 222 Kan. 637, 567 P.2d 851, 853 …   Black's law dictionary

  • emblements — Corn, wheat, rye, potatoes, garden vegetables, and other crops, which are produced annually, not spontaneously, but by labor and industry; a classification which is important in reference to the doctrine of a tenant s rights in crops after the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • emblements — /em bleuh meuhnts/, n.pl. Law. the products or profits of land that has been sown or planted. [1485 95; pl. of emblement < AF, MF emblaement, equiv. to emblae(r) ( < ML imbladare to sow with grain, equiv. to im IM 1 + blad(um) grain ( > F blé) <… …   Universalium

  • emblements — n. profit made from harvesting a crop (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • emblements — em•ble•ments [[t]ˈɛm blə mənts[/t]] n. pl. law (in law) the products or profits of cultivated land • Etymology: 1485–95; pl. of emblement < AF, MF emblaement, der. of emblae(r) < ML imblādāre to sow with grain …   From formal English to slang

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