Beginning Point Definition for Land Surveyors

beginning, point of—In metes and bounds descriptions, the first point on the boundary of the property being described. After passing through the successive courses, the description returns “to the point of beginning.” When descriptions start at a reference point not contiguous to the boundary being described, the point of commencing should be used. See also commencing, point of.

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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