What is BIENS? Definition of BIENS in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.
In English law. Property of every de- scription, except estates of freeho\d and inheri- tance. Sugd.Vend. 495; Co.Litt. 119b.
In French law. This term includes all kinds of property, real and personal. Biens are divided into biens meubles, movable property; and biens immeubles, immovable property. The distinction between movable and immovable property is rec- ognized by the continental jurists, and gives rise, in the civil as well as in the common law, to many i mportant distinctions as to rights and remedies. Story, Confl.Laws, § 13, note 1. Castle v. Castle, C.C.A.Hawaii, 267 F. 521, 523.
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