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Bounding Charter

Bounding Charter. A term used in the Law of Scotland for indicating lands by their boundaries. A bounding charter passes the right to everything within the bounds therein set forth (hence the term), but it does not permit, the acquisition of anything outside such bounds. If the subject matter of the charter be bounded by walls, these do not, generally speaking, pass by the grant, and where a wall is intended for mutual use, this should be expressed. The boundaries described determines the extent of the grant, though its measurement may exceed the quantity stated in the grant.