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Definition: A survey method used in the State-Land states of the United States which uses specific distance measurements (metes) and definite boundary markers (bounds) such as natural land features, including trees and streams, as well as adjoining property lines to describe plots of land. This system is still in use today in many areas, though permanent iron pins and stakes are now used to mark boundaries.

Synonyms: indiscriminate survey, indiscriminate metes and bounds

Pronunciation: [meets and bounds] • (noun)  

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