law of property.The category of law dealing with proprietary rights in rem, such as personal servitudes, predial servitudes, and rights of real security. • It is one of the three departments into which civil law was traditionally divided: persons, property, and modes of acquiring property (obligations). In modern civil codes that follow the model of the German Civil Code, civil law is divided into five books: general principles, obligations, family law, property, and succession. See IN REM. Cf. LAW OF OBLIGATIONS ; LAW OF STATUS.

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