appurtenance


appurtenance
/apartanans/ That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an appendage. Something annexed to another thing more worthy as principal, and which passes as incident to it, as a right of way or other easement to land; an outhouse, barn, garden, or orchard, to a house or messuage. Joplin Waterworks Co. v. Jasper County, 327 Mo. 964, 38 S.W.2d 1068, 1076.
An article adapted to the use of the property to which it is connected, and which was intended to be a permanent accession to the freehold. A thing is deemed to be incidental or appurtenant to land when it is by right used with the land for its benefit, as in the case of a way, or watercourse, or of a passage for light, air, or heat from or across the land of another.
See also appendant

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • appurtenance — ap·pur·te·nance /ə pərt ən əns/ n [Anglo French apurtenance, alteration of Old French apartenance, from apartenant appurtenant]: property (as an outbuilding or fixture) or a property right (as a right of way) that is incidental to a principal… …   Law dictionary

  • Appurtenance — Ap*pur te*nance, n. [OF. apurtenaunce, apartenance, F. appartenance, LL. appartenentia, from L. appertinere. See {Appertain}.] That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an appendage; an accessory; something annexed to another thing more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appurtenance — (n.) c.1300, right, privilege or possession subsidiary to a principal one, from Anglo Fr. apurtenance (12c.), O.Fr. apartenance, prp. of apartenir be related to, from L. appertinere to pertain to, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + pertinere belong… …   Etymology dictionary

  • appurtenance — accessory, adjunct, *appendage Analogous words: furnishing or furniture, equipment, appointment (see corresponding verbs at FURNISH) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appurtenance — [ə pʉrt′ n əns] n. [ME < Anglo Fr apurtenance < OFr apertenance < prp. of LL appertinere, APPERTAIN] 1. anything that appertains; thing added to a more important thing; adjunct 2. [pl.] apparatus or equipment; accessories 3. an… …   English World dictionary

  • Appurtenance — Appurtenances (from late Latin appertinentia , from appertinere , to appertain ) is a legal term for what belongs to and goes with something else, the accessories or things usually conjoined with the substantive matter in question. In Gestalt… …   Wikipedia

  • Appurtenance — 1. A legal term denoting the attachment of a right or property to a more worthy principal. Appurtenance occurs when the attachment becomes part of the property such as a furnace or air conditioning unit. 2. An object or privilege associated with… …   Investment dictionary

  • appurtenance — noun Date: 14th century 1. an incidental right (as a right of way) attached to a principal property right and passing in possession with it 2. a subordinate part or adjunct < the appurtenance of welcome is …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appurtenance — /euh perr tn euhns/, n. 1. something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory. 2. Law. a right, privilege, or improvement belonging to and passing with a principal property. 3. appurtenances, apparatus; instruments. [1350… …   Universalium

  • appurtenance — noun a) an appendage added to something else b) equipment used for some specific task; gear Syn: contenement …   Wiktionary

  • appurtenance — Synonyms and related words: accession, accessory, accident, accidental, accommodation, accompaniment, addenda, addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjuvant, advantage, amenity, annex, annexation, appanage,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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