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destinationin 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.