Feuda Nova Law and Legal Definition
Feuda nova is an interest in land which the possessor has acquired by way of conquest, perquisitio, or purchase.
According to the doctrine of the feudists, interests in land were divided into but two kinds, feuda antiqua and feuda nova, which are defined to be those to which the possessor succeeds as heir to his ancestor and those which he has acquired in some other way. In the first case the possessor is seized of the land by descent, but in the latter by conquest, perquisitio, or purchase. Where an estate comes to a man from his ancestor, without writing, that is descent; but when a person takes anything from an ancestor or others by deed, will or gift, and not as heir at law, that is a purchase. [PRIEST v. CUMMINGS, 20 Wend. 338, 349-350 (N.Y. 1838)].
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