1. The division of a thing into smaller parts.
2. A parcel of land in a larger development. ¡ª subdivide, vb.
illegal subdivision. The division of a tract of land into smaller parcels in violation of local subdivision regulations, as when a developer begins laying out streets, installing sewer and utility lines, and constructing houses without the authorization of the local planning commission. [Cases: Zoning and Planning 372. C.J.S. Zoning and Land Planning ¡ì 191.]
legal subdivision. The governmentally approved division of a tract of land into smaller parcels using ordinary and legally recognized methods for surveying and platting land and publicly recording the results. [Cases: Zoning and Planning 245, 381.
5. C.J.S. Zoning and Land Planning ¡ì 101.]