I am translating a book on halacha into English, and would like to know how one would translate the concept of “mezuman” and “chatzer hameshumeres” regarding shiluach haken. Thank you

Answer:

Mezuman refers to a nest which is already in one’s possession.

Chatzer Hameshumeres refers to a place in one’s property which can make a legal acquisition for him when something ownerless enters that place. This is because it is a protected place, inaccessible to the general public.

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