Lying in grant

LYING IN GRANT. Incorporeal rights and things which cannot be transferred by livery of possession, but which exist only in idea, in contemplation of law, are said to lie in grant, and pass by the mere delivery of the deed. Vide Grant; Livery of Seisin; Seisin.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.