What does BETTERMENT ACTS mean?

BETTERMENT ACTS meaning in Law Dictionary

Statutes which offer that a bona fide occupant of real-estate making enduring improvements in good-faith shall have a lien upon the estate restored because of the genuine owner into degree that their improvements have actually increased the worthiness regarding the land. Also referred to as "occupying claimant acts." Jones v. Hotel Co., S6 Fed. 386. 30 C. C. A. 108.