A fence, wall, hedge, rail, or other tangible obstruction protecting premises against encroachment. The area protected by such visible or tangible obstruction. As used in a statute relating to damage done by cattle, it was held to mean a tract of land surrounded by an actual fence together with such fence, and not to include that part of a public highway of which the fee belonged to the owner of an adjoining inclosure. Peck v Williams, 24 RI 583, 54 A 381. See ancient inclosure; fence; possession by enclosure.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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