dedication
ded·i·ca·tion /ˌde-di-'kā-shən/ n: a giving up of property to public use that precludes the owner from asserting any further interest in it: as
a: an intentional donation of land for public use that is accepted by the proper public authorities
b: intentional or negligent surrender to the public of intellectual property that could have been protected by copyright or patent

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

dedication
I noun bestowal, celebration, consecration, devotion, endowment, enshrinement, giving, gratuity, honoring, immortalization, inscription, offering, ordination, philanthropy, presentation, presentment, setting apart, setting aside for a particular purpose, solemn appropriation associated concepts: act of dedication, actual dedication, appropriation for a public use, appropriation of a charitable use, common-law dedication, constructive dedication, dedication by estoppel, dedication of property for public use, dedication to a charitable use, dedication to a public use, express dedication, implied dedication, irrevocable dedication, manner of dedication, private dedication, public dedication, public easement, revocation of offer of dedication, statutory dedication, unaccepted dedication II index adherence (devotion), inscription, loyalty

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


dedication
The giving of land by a private person or entity to the government, typically for a street, park, or school site, as part of and a condition of a real estate development. The local county or city (or other public body) must accept the dedication before it is complete.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


dedication
n. A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


dedication
In copyright law the first publication of a work that does not comply with the requirements relating to copyright notice and which therefore permits anyone to legally republish it. The gift of land—or an easement, that is, a right of use of the property of another—by the owner to the government for public use, and accepted for such use by or on behalf of the public.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


dedication
In copyright law the first publication of a work that does not comply with the requirements relating to copyright notice and which therefore permits anyone to legally republish it. The gift of land—or an easement, that is, a right of use of the property of another—by the owner to the government for public use, and accepted for such use by or on behalf of the public.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

dedication
n.
   the giving of land by a private person or entity to the government, typically for a street, park or school site, as part of and a condition of a real estate development. The local county or city (or other public body) must accept the dedication before it is complete. In many cases there are "dedicated" streets on old subdivision maps which were never officially accepted and, in effect, belong to no one. The adjoining property owners can sue for a judgment to give them the title to the unclaimed (unowned) street or property by a quiet title action or request abandonment by the government which did not accept the street or other property.
   See also: quiet title action

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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