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SERVITUDES, NATURAL, civil law. Those servitudes which arise in consequence of the nature of the soil.
     2. By law the inferior heritages, are submitted in relation to the natural flow of waters, and the like, to the superior. An inferior field is, therefore, subject to the injury or prejudice which the situation of the ground, in its natural state, way cause it.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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India, having evolved as the preferred destination for R&D due to a variety of well-known reasons, is of course the natural focus for UM to stretch its wings beyond Europe.
We are increasingly anti-chemicals and additives with the whole personal care sector moving towards a more natural focus. And what could be more natural than the sun?
Due to the intricacies of WIA and the participants' natural focus on service delivery issues, the February 18 Roundtable produced few suggestions for "specific" legislative changes.
Maybe that will create natural focus. I don't have fears for the defenders.
* Lower the computer monitor, and tilt the screen upward, allowing the eyes a more natural focus for reading.
Given the common, if arguably mistaken, identification of Weimar instability with the 1923 hyperinflation (and with the post-war hyperinflation having just taken place), the natural focus was price stability.
NEW YORK -- The importance of women consumers to drug chains makes women's health a natural focus for the trade class.
The spine of the new district is a 37.5m wide boulevard and transport corridor, which connects key transport nodes and public focal points, and creates a natural focus for activity and commerce.
Growers depend heavily on their crop consultants for recommendations with insecticides, so they in turn comprised a natural focus area for the program.
In this, working with landscape architect Tarna Klitzner, the donga remains as a natural focus, with a pool and stream set within the dry riverbed, flowing across the site into the pond to the north that sits beneath the guesthouse.
Sherman said Cuba was a natural focus for the college, which has had an inter-American studies program for some time.