A Prendre Law and Legal Definition

This is a French term meaning ?for taking? or ?for seizure.? It is most often used in the phrase, "profit a prendre." Profit a prendre is a right to enter another?s land and take something of value off the land of another person. The thing taken must be something taken out of the soil. For example it could be either the soil, the natural produce thereof, or the wild animals existing on it. The thing taken must at the time of taking be susceptible of ownership. A right to hawk, hunt, fish, and fowl may constitute a profit a prendre, since it creates the right to take creatures living on the soil which, when killed, are capable of being owned.
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