Definition of Steelbow

1. Noun. (legal Scotland) A contract by which goods on a farm (such as corn, cattle, implements, etc.) remain the property of the landlord and may not be taken away by a departing tenant. ¹

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Definition of Steelbow

1. a contract involving stock and goods [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steelbow

steel magnolia
steel mill
steel oneself
steel oneself against
steel onself for
steel pan orchestra
steel plant
steel plate
steel production
steel rim
steel rims
steel trap
steel wheel
steel wheels
steel wool
steelbow (current term)

Literary usage of Steelbow

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant: With an Appendix Containing by Robert Hunter, William Guthrie (1876)
"steelbow location. goods are originally the undoubted property of the landlord, and are granted by him to the tenant along with the farm,and for the express ..."

2. The Scots Revised Reports: Morison's Dictionary, 1 to 9424 (1908)
""In the case of steelbow, the property is transferred to the tenant, and the goods, after delivery, perish to him, or may be distrained or ..."

3. The Journal of Jurisprudence by Law Library Microform Consortium (1866)
"The contract of steelbow was somewhat peculiar, and lawyers used to have difficulty in deciding whether it was a species of mutuum ..."

4. Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords by Scotland Court of Session, Scotland High Court of Justiciary, Scotland Parliament. House of Lords (1892)
"24. steelbow,1 and there was a strong resemblance to the present contracts in person's things. It was done in the case of cattle, manure, &c., ..."

5. The American Decisions: Containing All the Cases of General Value and by John Proffatt, Abraham Clark Freeman (1886)
"And the property thus let with the farm was in the language of the country called steelbow goods: See 2 Bell's Law Diet., art. ..."

6. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1824)
"But if the bargain be made in the lump, without reference to a rental, it would seem that the steelbow, which is of its own nature a moveable subject, ..."

7. Cases Decided in the House of Lords, on Appeal from the Courts of Scotland by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, William Reginald Courtenay Devon, Charles Hope Maclean, Patrick Shaw, James Wilson (1830)
"The case of Finnie is not inapplicable because the straw was steelbow. In point of fact, it is very questionable if it was ..."

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