\bˈɛtəmənt ˈakts], \bˈɛtəmənt ˈakts], \b_ˈɛ_t_ə_m_ə_n_t ˈa_k_t_s]\
Definitions of BETTERMENT ACTS
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Statutes which provide that a bona fide occupant of real estate making lasting improvements in good faith shall have a lien upon the estate recovered by the real owner to the extent that his improvements have increased the value of the land. Also called "occupying claimant acts." Jones v. Hotel Co., S6 Fed. 386. 30 C. C. A. 108.
By Henry Campbell Black
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