Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Jus Spatiandi Et Manendi Definition:

Latin: the right to stray and remain.

Referring to a legal right of way, and to enjoyment, granted to the public but only for the purposes of recreation or education.

Examples are parks or public squares and recreation areas.

Very similar to an easement of which some courts have said a jus spatiandi is a special type.

In re Ellenborough Park, Justice Evershed wrote that jus spatiandi means:

"... a privilege of wandering over all and any part of another's field."


  • In re Ellenborough Park, [1956] 1 Ch. 131

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