Anon: 1587

References: (1587) 2 Leon 174, 74 ER 454
Ratio: The division of a great meadow into many parcels by the making of ditches is not waste, for the meadow may be the better for it, and it is for the profit and ease of the occupiers of it. If a termor convert a meadow into a hop garden it is not waste for it is employed to a greater profit and it may be a meadow again.
Jurisdiction: England and Wales

Last Update: 15 June 2020
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