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Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

Section 49: Interpretation of Part 4

171.This section gives the meaning of certain terms used in Part 4 of the Act. "Superior" is defined to include over-superior. Over-superiors are able under the existing law to enforce real burdens directly against the vassal owning the dominium utile. For the purposes of Part 4, over-superiors are treated in the same way as immediate superiors.

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