Definition of Fruit

The produce of a tree or plant which contains the seed or is used for food. The edible reproductive body of a seed plant. The effect or consequence of an act or operation.

Civil fruits. In the civil law (fructus civiles) are such things as the rents and income of real property, the interest on money loaned, and annuities. Rents and revenues of an immovable.

Fruit fallen. In old English law, the produce of any possession detached therefrom, and capable of being enjoyed by itself. Thus, a next presentation, when a vacancy has occurred, is a fruit fallen from the advowson.

Natural fruits. In the civil law, the produce of the soil, or of fruit-trees, bushes, vines, etc., which are edible or otherwise useful or serve for the reproduction of their species. The term is used in contradistinction to "artificial fruits,” i.e., such as by metaphor or analogy are likened to the fruits of the earth. Of the latter, interest on money is an example.

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