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PREDIAL, adj. Also praedial. Sc. Law usage in comb. predial servitude, — service, a right or obligation connected with land (Sc. 1946 A. D. Gibb Legal Terms 66). See quots. and Servitude. [′pridɪəl] Sc. 1722  W. Forbes Institute I. ii. 139:
A Real or Predial Service is a Burden affecting one Man's Land or Tenement, for the use of that of another's directly.
Sc. 1773  Erskine Institute ii. ix. § 41:
A simple liferent, where the subject is heritable, requires a seisin duly registered to make the right effectual against the granter's singular successors; and becomes not real, as predial servitudes do, by the natural use or exercise of the right.
Sc. 1838  W. Bell Dict. Law Scot. 754:
The tenement over which a praedial servitude is constituted is called the servient tenement, and its proprietor, the servient proprietor: that in favour of which the servitude is constituted is called the dominant tenement, and its proprietor the dominant proprietor.
Sc. 1927  Gloag and Henderson Intro. Law Scot. 429:
The distinction between praedial and personal servitudes is of little practical importance as the only personal servitude is liferent, and all other servitudes are praedial.

[O.Sc. predial, id., 1699.]

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