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Latin. From the heavens all the way to the center of the earth. A concept in real property to indicate that the owner of the property owns all the air above and mineral rights below the surface. This concept conflicts heavily with the modern technology of air travel.

From the heavens to the center of the earth. This phrase is used to denote the extent of the right of a proprietor of land, who, on his feudal investiture in the land, becomes entitled to everything pertinent or belonging to it, whether above or below ground, such as houses, trees, minerals, &c. It includes also the proprietor's power of using his property as he may think fit and preventing any other person encroaching thereon, above or below the surface. He may erect any kind of building on it, and to any height, or he may work the minerals to any depth. 

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