In English legislation. Home of each and every information, except estates of freehold and inheritance. Sugd. Vend. 495; Co. Litt. 119!). In French law. This term Includes all sorts of residential property, genuine and private. Biens are divided into biens meublcs, movable property; and biens immeubles, immovable property. The distinction between movable and immovable property is recognized by the continental jurists, and provides increase, within the municipal as well as in the most popular legislation, to many essential differences as to rights and solutions. Tale, Confl. Laws.
The biens nobles (fiefs) and the biens ecclesiastiques were exempt; tenures roturieres, however, by whomsoever held, were taxed.