a caelo usque ad centrum

/ey siylow 5skwiy aed sentram/
From the heavens to the center of the earth.
Or more fully, Cujus est solum ejus est usque ad coelum et ad inferos. - The owner of the soil owns to the heavens and also to the lowest depths.
Or, Cujus est solum est usque ad coelum, - the owner of the soil owns to the heavens.
This doctrine has, however, been abrogated; the flight of airplanes and oil and gas regulations have qualified the owner's dominion not only in the heavens but in the lowest depths.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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