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appurtenance

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noun ap·pur·te·nance \ə-ˈpərt-nən(t)s, -ˈpər-tə-nən(t)s\

Simple Definition of appurtenance

  • : an object that is used with or for something

Full Definition of appurtenance

  1. 1 :  an incidental right (as a right-of-way) attached to a principal property right and passing in possession with it

  2. 2 :  a subordinate part or adjunct <the appurtenance of welcome is fashion and ceremony — Shakespeare>

  3. 3 plural :  accessory objects :  apparatus <the appurtenances of wealth>

14th Century

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14th century


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