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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

First Known Use of appurtenance

14th century


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appurtenance

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noun ap·pur·te·nance \ə-ˈpərt-ən-əns\

Legal Definition of appurtenance

  1. :  property (as an outbuilding or fixture) or a property right (as a right-of-way) that is incidental to a principal property and that passes with the principal property upon sale or transfer



Origin of appurtenance

Anglo-French apurtenance, alteration of Old French apartenance, from apartenant appurtenant


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