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Introduction to Property

Property, any object or right that can be owned. Ownership involves, first and foremost, possession; in simple societies to possess something is to own it. Beyond possession, ownership in modern societies implies the right to use, prevent others from using, and dispose of property, and it implies the protection of such rights by the government.

Property is usually obtained by purchase, inheritance, or gift. Ownership may be public or private. Public ownership is by the government. Private ownership is by an individual, a group of individuals, a corporation, or some other form of organization.” (1)

Federal Property in U.S. Constitutional Law

A list of entries related to Federal Property may be found, under the Federal Property subject group, in the United States constitutional law platform of the American legal encyclopedia.

Property Explained


See Also

  • Property (in international or comparative law)


See Also

  • Property


Notes and References

Guide to Property

The Legal History of Property

This section provides an overview of Property


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  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Historical Laws
  • History of Law

Further Reading

Spanish Translation of ownership and property

This is the legal translation of English to Spanish in relation to ownership or property and / or a definition of this topic: Propiedad (in Spanish, without translation of the dictionary entry).

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