principal meridian


principal meridian
A north and south line, running as any meridian of longitude, established and numbered in connection with the government survey of public lands for the purpose of numbering townships laid out by the survey, a township being given a range number according to the tier of townships in which it appears east or west of such meridian, which number, taken in connection with a number similarly recognized in reference to an east and west or base line, serves to locate the township in the vast area surveyed. Meas v Whitener-London Realty Co. 119 Ark 301, 178 SW 390. See base line; range.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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