destination


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

destination

noun aim, aspiration, bourn, consummation, debarkation point, destiny, end, end result, ending, finish, goal, intent, intention, journey's end, last stop, object, objective, planned place of arrival, point of cessation, point of disembarkation, port, purpose, resting place, result, stop, stopping-place, target, terminal, termiial point, termination, terminus
Associated concepts: destination contracts, final destination, place of destination, point of destination
See also: design, end, goal, intent, intention, object, objective, purpose, pursuit, target, termination

destination

in Scots succession law, a clause that states to whom certain property is to transmit after the first intended recipient. See SPECIAL DESTINATION.

DESTINATION. The application which the testator directs shall be made of the legacy he gives; for example, when a testator gives to a hospital a sum of money, to be applied in erecting buildings, he is said to give a destination to the legacy. Destination also signifies the intended application of a thing. Mill stones, for example, taken out of a mill to be picked, and to be returned, have a destination, and are considered as real estate, although detached from the freehold. Heir looms, (q.v.) although personal chattels, are, by their destination, considered real estate and money agreed or directed to be laid out in land, is treated as real property. Newl. on Contr. ch. 8; Fonbl. Eq. B. 1, c. 6, Sec. 9; 3 Wheat. R. 577; 2 Bell's Com. 2; Ersk. Inst. 2 Sec. 14. Vide Mill.
     2. When the owner of two adjoining houses uses, during his life, the property in such a manner as to make one property subject to the other, and devises one property to one person, and the other to another, this is said not to be an easement or servitude, but a destination by the former owner. Lois des Bat. partie 1, c. 4, art. 3, Sec. 3; 5 Har. & John. 82. See Dedication.

DESTINATION, com. law. The port at which a ship is to end her voyage is called her port of destination. Pard. n. 600.

References in classic literature ?
He had avoided the name of any destination, for there was now quite a little band of railway folk about the cab, and he still kept an eye upon the court of justice, and laboured to avoid concentric evidence.
The expedition for the occupation of the Marquesas had sailed from Brest in the spring of 1842, and the secret of its destination was solely in the possession of its commander.
The travellers hailed it with delight, as the first stream they had encountered tending toward their point of destination.
They were the preliminaries of the general removal, the passing of the empty waggons and teams to fetch the goods of the migrating families; for it was always by the vehicle of the farmer who required his services that the hired man was conveyed to his destination.
Amid the angry shouting of thern guardsmen we rose high above the last fortress of the Holy Therns, and then raced straight toward the northeast and Kaol, the destination which I had heard from the lips of Matai Shang.
It was called by three names which explain its history, its destination, and its architecture: "The House of the Dauphin," because Charles V.
The colonel said that the commander of the division was a mile and a quarter away and would receive Balashev and conduct him to his destination.
To Thuvan Dihn he explained that he had been but testing an invention of his own with which his flier was equipped--a clever improvement of the ordinary Martian air compass, which, when set for a certain destination, will remain constantly fixed thereon, making it only necessary to keep a vessel's prow always in the direction of the compass needle to reach any given point upon Barsoom by the shortest route.
I wanted no plot by the time she reached her destination, a street of tawdry shops.
Finally I promised one little girl, who made a long journey to see me and prefer her request, -- and she is a "Dorothy," by the way -- that when a thousand little girls had written me a thousand little letters asking for the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman I would write the book, Either little Dorothy was a fairy in disguise, and waved her magic wand, or the success of the stage production of "The Wizard of OZ" made new friends for the story, For the thousand letters reached their destination long since -- and many more followed them.
Thus far--thanks to the strength of my grasp on his neck, which had left him too weak to be an outside passenger--Screw had certainly not seen me; and, if I played my cards properly, there was no reason why he should see me before we got to our destination.
But you would not find the magic belt around you when you arrived at your destination.