Dedication Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Dedication.

Dedication (noun): Refers to the act of willingly giving away land to an organization, usually a government, for a specific purpose such as real estate development. This donation requires the land's formal acceptance by the receiving body. In some cases where the land was not officially accepted, no entity owns the street, leading to potential legal claims or requests for government clearance by nearby property owners.