What could be obtained from land, i.e. its crop, rents and services, or the 'issues of the land'. *Bracton said that 'the taking of esplees [added] nothing to *seisin' except where they made the seisin 'clearer' or 'evident'. He adds, 'the seisin of the proprietas [ownership] ought not to be so momentary that esplees are not taken'. In the case of vacant seisin the esplees were not taken.

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  • Esplees — Es*plees , n. pl. [LL. expletia, OF. espleit. Cf. {Exploit}.] (Old Eng. Law) The full profits or products which ground or land yields, as the hay of the meadows, the feed of the pasture, the grain of arable fields, the rents, services, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esplees — /i spleez /, n. (used with a pl. v.) Law. the yield from land, as produce or rents. [1590 1600; < AF esple(t)z < ML expleta, pl. of EXPLETUM revenue, r. L explicitum something unfolded. See EXPLOIT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • esplees — n. income or profit obtained from land (such as rent or crop harvests) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • esplees — es·plees …   English syllables

  • esplees — /aspliyz/ An old term for the products which the ground or land yields; as the hay of the meadows, the herbage of the pasture, corn of arable fields, rent and services, etc. The word has been anciently applied to the land itself …   Black's law dictionary

  • esplees — The products and profits of land which it yields, such as the hay of the meadows, the herbage of the pasture land, the corn of the arable land, rents, services, etc. Fosgate v Herkimer Mfg. & Hydraulic Co. (NY) 9 Barb 287, 293 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • esplees — ə̇ˈsplēz noun plural Etymology: Middle French espleiz, plural of espleit revenue, profit, from Old French more at exploit : the profits or products that land yields (as hay, pasturage, grain, or rents) …   Useful english dictionary

  • explees — /s(k)spliyz/ See esplees …   Black's law dictionary

  • explees — Same as esplees …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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