Point of Commencing Definition for Land Surveyors

commencing, point of—In metes and bounds description, the starting point if not a part of the tract being described , e.g. “Commencing at the northeast corner of Section 12, T 112 N, R 17 W; thence southerly along the west line of said section 500 feet to the point of beginning.” See also beginning, point of.

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

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