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    Subdivision 1. Application. For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section
have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Municipality. "Municipality" means any city, however organized.
    Subd. 3. Incorporated land. "Incorporated land" means land within a municipality;
"unincorporated land" means land outside a municipality.
    Subd. 4. Property, area, land. The terms "property," "area," and "land" mean geographical
units of land within or outside a municipality, depending upon the context in which the term is
    Subd. 5. Property owner. "Property owner" means the fee owner of land, or the beneficial
owner of land whose interest is primarily one of possession and enjoyment. The term includes,
but is not limited to, vendees under a contract for deed, and mortgagors. Any reference to a
percentage of property owners shall mean in number.
    Subd. 6. Abut, abuts, abutting. The terms "abut," "abuts," and "abutting" refer to areas
whose boundaries at least touch one another at a single point, including areas whose boundaries
would touch but for an intervening roadway, railroad, waterway or parcel of publicly owned land.
    Subd. 7. Boundary adjustment. "Boundary adjustment" means any proceeding authorized
by this chapter.
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 2002 c 223 s 29]
    Subd. 9. Corporate boundary map. "Corporate boundary map" means a map which
accurately describes the boundaries of a municipality.
    Subd. 10. Plat map. "Plat map" means that document recorded in the office of the county
recorder in the county where the area is located.
    Subd. 11. Director. "Director" means the director of the Office of Strategic and Long-Range
History: 1969 c 1146 s 7; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1978 c 705 s 9,10; 2002 c 223 s 2,3