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By estimation

BY ESTIMATION, contracts. In sales of land it not unfrequently occurs that the property is said to contain a certain number of acres, by estimation, or so many acres, more or less. When these expressions are used, if the land fall short by a small quantity, the purchaser will receive no relief. In one case of this kind, the land fell short two-fifths, and the purchaser received no relief. 2 Freem. 106. Vide 1 Finch, 109 1 Call, R. 301; 6 Binn. Rep. 106 1 Serg. & Pawle, R. 166; 1 Yeates, R. 322 2 John. R. 37 5 John. R. 508; 15 John. R. 471; 1 Caines, R. 493; 3 Mass. Rep. 380; 5 Mass. R. 355; 1 Root: R. 528; 4 Hen. & Munf. 184. The meaning of these words has never been precisely ascertained by judicial decision. See Sugd. Vend. 231 to 236; Wolff, Inst. Sec. 658 and the cases cited under the articles Constitution; More or less; Subdivision.

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By a long chalk
by a long shot
by all means
by all odds
by and by
by and large
By any manner of means
by any means
by artificial means
by chance
by choice
By cock and pie
By degrees
By deputation
by design
by election
-- By estimation --
by experimentation
by far
By fits
by fits and starts
By foot
By halves
by hand
by heart
By herself
By himself
by hook or by crook
by inches
By inchmeal
by luck
by machine
By main force
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