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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1: Waste; persons entitled to maintain; jury trial

Section 1. If a tenant in dower, by the curtesy, for life or for years commits or suffers waste on the land so held, the person having the next immediate estate of inheritance may have an action of waste against such tenant to recover the place wasted and the amount of the damage, and such action shall be subject to the provisions of law relative to trial by jury. An heir may bring such action for waste done in the lifetime of his ancestor.