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Latin. An accessory follows the principal to which it is an accessory. Where two things stand in such intimate connection, that the one depends upon, or is derived from the other, the accessory belongs to him who has right to the principal subject. So the proprietor of land is, on this principle, also the proprietor of any buildings erected on it, and of the fruits it yields (there being an exception in certain cases as regards industrial fruits); the owner of vested capital has right to its interest and profits; and the owner of cattle to their offspring. The same principle applies to accessory obligations, as, for example, to cautionary. The cautioner's obligation being accessory to that of the principal debtor, is discharged on the extinction, in whatever way, of the principal obligation.

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