profit à prendre

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Profit a Prendre

[French, Right of taking.] The right of persons to share in the land owned by another.

A profit a prendre enables a person to take part of the soil or produce of land that someone else owns. It is a right to take from the land, as in the mining of minerals and is, therefore, distinguishable from an Easement, which is a nonpossessory interest in land generally giving a person a right of way on the property of another.


Mine and Mineral Law.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

profit à prendre

a right to take something from the land of another (for example, a right of pasture or sheepwalk). This can be contrasted with an EASEMENT, which is a right to do something on the land of another.
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