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A building or erection between two contiguous estates, so as to divide them; or on the same estate, so as to divide one part from another. A barrier, usually to enclose one's property; may be made of wood, brick, wire, etc. Fences are regulated by the local laws. In general, fences on boundaries are to be built on the line, and the expense, when made no more expensively than is required by the law, is borne equally between the parties. A partition fence is presumed to be the common property of both owners of the land. When built upon the land of one of them, it is his; but if it were built equally upon the land of both, at their joint expense, each would be the owner in severalty of the part standing on his own land.

 - n. A person who receives stolen goods. The place where stolen goods are sold.

 - vb. To sell stolen property to a fence.

 - n. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. An enclosure about a field or other space, or about any ...

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