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 for Real property
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Real \Re"al\ (r[=e]"al), a. [LL. realis, fr. L. res, rei, a
     thing: cf. F. r['e]el. Cf. Rebus.]
     1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary;
        as, a description of real life.
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              Whereat I waked, and found
              Before mine eyes all real, as the dream
              Had lively shadowed.                  --Milton.
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     2. True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious;
        often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real
        Madeira wine; real ginger.
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              Whose perfection far excelled
              Hers in all real dignity.             --Milton.
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     3. Relating to things, not to persons. [Obs.]
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              Many are perfect in men's humors that are not
              greatly capable of the real part of business.
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     4. (Alg.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical
        value or meaning; not imaginary.
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     5. (Law) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable,
        as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in
        distinction from personal or movable property.
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     Chattels real (Law), such chattels as are annexed to, or
        savor of, the realty, as terms for years of land. See
     Real action (Law), an action for the recovery of real
     Real assets (Law), lands or real estate in the hands of the
        heir, chargeable with the debts of the ancestor.
     Real composition (Eccl. Law), an agreement made between the
        owner of lands and the parson or vicar, with consent of
        the ordinary, that such lands shall be discharged from
        payment of tithes, in consequence of other land or
        recompense given to the parson in lieu and satisfaction
        thereof. --Blackstone.
     Real estate or Real property, lands, tenements, and
        hereditaments; freehold interests in landed property;
        property in houses and land. --Kent. --Burrill.
     Real presence (R. C. Ch.), the actual presence of the body
        and blood of Christ in the eucharist, or the conversion of
        the substance of the bread and wine into the real body and
        blood of Christ; transubstantiation. In other churches
        there is a belief in a form of real presence, not however
        in the sense of transubstantiation.
     Real servitude, called also Predial servitude (Civil
        Law), a burden imposed upon one estate in favor of another
        estate of another proprietor. --Erskine. --Bouvier.
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     Syn: Actual; true; genuine; authentic.
     Usage: Real, Actual. Real represents a thing to be a
            substantive existence; as, a real, not imaginary,
            occurrence. Actual refers to it as acted or performed;
            and, hence, when we wish to prove a thing real, we
            often say, "It actually exists," "It has actually been
            done." Thus its reality is shown by its actuality.
            Actual, from this reference to being acted, has
            recently received a new signification, namely,
            present; as, the actual posture of affairs; since what
            is now in action, or going on, has, of course, a
            present existence. An actual fact; a real sentiment.
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                  For he that but conceives a crime in thought,
                  Contracts the danger of an actual fault.
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                  Our simple ideas are all real; all agree to the
                  reality of things.                --Locke.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  real property
      n 1: property consisting of houses and land [syn: real
           property, real estate, realty, immovable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "real property":
     acres, alluvion, alluvium, arable land, chattels real, clay, clod,
     crust, demesne, dirt, domain, dry land, dust, earth, freehold,
     glebe, grassland, ground, grounds, honor, land, landed property,
     landholdings, lands, lithosphere, lot, lots, manor, marginal land,
     marl, messuage, mold, parcel, plat, plot, praedium, property,
     quadrat, real estate, realty, region, regolith, sod, soil,
     subaerial deposit, subsoil, tenements, terra, terra firma, terrain,
     territory, the country, toft, topsoil, woodland

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REAL PROPERTY, That which consists of land, and of all rights and profits 
  arising from and annexed to land, of a permanent, immovable nature. In order 
  to make one's interest in land, real estate, it must be an interest not less 
  than for the party's life, because a term of years, even for a thousand 
  years, perpetually renewable, is a mere personal estate. 3 Russ. R. 376. It 
  is usually comprised under the words lands, tenements, and hereditaments. 
  Real property is corporeal, or incorporeal. 
       2. Corporeal consists wholly of substantial, permanent objects, which 
  may all be comprehended under the general denomination of land. There are 
  some chattels which are so annexed to the inheritance, that they are deemed 
  a part of it, and are called heir looms. (q.v.) Money agreed or directed to 
  be laid out in land is considered as real estate. Newl. on Contr. chap. 3; 
  Fonb. Eq. B. 1, c. 6, Sec. 9; 3 Wheat. Rep. 577. 
       3. Incorporeal property, consists of certain inheritable rights, which 
  are not, strictly speaking, of a corporeal nature, or land, although they 
  are by their own nature or by use, annexed to corporeal inheritances, and 
  are rights issuing out of them, or which concern them. These distinctions 
  agree with the civil law. Just. Inst. 2, 2; Poth. Traite de la Communaute, 
  part 1, c. 2, art. 1. The incorporeal hereditaments which subsist by the 
  laws of the several states are fewer than those recognized by the English 
  law. In the United States, there are fortunately no advowsons, tithes, nor 
  dignities, as inheritances. 
       4. The most common incorporeal hereditaments, are, 1. Commons. 2. Ways. 
  3. Offices. 4. Franchises. 5. Rents. For authorities of what is real or 
  personal property, see 8 Com. Dig. 564; 1 Vern. Rep. by Raithby, 4, n.; 2 
  Kent, Com. 277; 3 Id. 331; 4 Watts' R. 341; Bac. Ab. Executors, H 3; 1 Mass. 
  Dig. 394; 5 Mass. R. 419, and the references under the article Personal 
  property, (q.v.) and Property. (q.v.) 
       5. The principal distinctions between real and personal property, are 
  the following: 1. Real property is of a permanent and immovable nature, and 
  the owner has an estate therein at least for life. 2. It descends from the 
  ancestor to the heir instead of becoming the property of an executor or 
  administrator on the death of the owner, as in case of personalty. 3. In 
  case of alienation, it must in general be made by deed, 5 B. & C. 221, and 
  in presenti by the common law; whereas leases for years may commence in 
  futuro, and personal chattels may be transferred by parol or delivery. 4. 
  Real estate when devised, is subject to the widow's dower personal estate 
  can be given away by will discharged of any claim of the widow. 
       6. These are some interests arising out of, or connected with real 
  property, which in some respects partake of the qualities of personally; as, 
  for example, heir looms, title deeds, which, though in themselves movable, 
  yet relating to land descend from ancestor to heir, or from a vendor to a 
  purchaser. 4 Bin. 106. 
       7. It is a maxim in equity, that things to be done will be considered 
  as done, and vice versa. According to this doctrine money or goods will be 
  considered as real property, and land will be treated as personal property. 
  Money directed by a will to be laid out in land is, in equity, considered as 
  land, and will pass by the words "lands, tenements, and hereditaments 
  whatsoever and wheresoever." 3 Bro. C. C. 99; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 219, n. T. 

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