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Those parts of the surface of the earth that are capable in law of being owned and are within the court's jurisdiction. Generally, ownership of land includes the airspace above it and the subsoil below (* a coelo usque ad centrum: from the heavens to the centre of the earth). For the purposes of land law, the Law of Property Act 1925 defines land as including mines and minerals (whether or not owned separately from the surface), buildings, and most interests in land. Chattels fixed to the land so that they become part of it are also treated in law as land, under the maxim quicquid plantatur solo, solo cedit (see fixture).

From:  land  in  A Dictionary of Law »

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