abut·​ter | \ ə-ˈbə-tər How to pronounce abutter (audio) \

Definition of abutter

: one that abuts specifically : the owner of a contiguous property

Examples of abutter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Getting municipal use permits is rarely easy for any businesses because towns require going before the planning board at least twice, notices to abutters, a public hearing, a site visit and conditions that the planning board puts on the permit. chicagotribune.com, "The race is on for recreational marijuana licenses in Maine," 3 Dec. 2019 During the meeting, Lenny Gentile, an abutter and city councilor, and the neighbors’ lawyer, Stephen Buchbinder, suggested that the discussion be postponed because several neighbors were out of town. Sophia Eppolito, BostonGlobe.com, "A large lighting problem in a Newton neighborhood," 7 July 2018 Officials are advising the public that Woerd Avenue will remain open for abutters only north of the bridge between Crescent and Cove streets, and south of the bridge up to Rumford Avenue. John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, "Brace for detours during Waltham bridge replacement," 23 July 2019 Ostroff said the town anticipates many abutters linking to the trail, noting that already MathWorks has built a paved path connecting the trail to its Lakeside campus, and that the state park plans an entrance to the trail. John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, "Natick begins building long-awaited bike trail," 10 July 2019 The agreement was the first that included financial help from the city and the park’s abutters for the park’s annual $5 million operating budget. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, "A Downeast Cider bar is coming to the Greenway in May. Cheers!," 25 Apr. 2018 The next step would be for abutters to petition the city for a name change before the Public Improvement Commission holds a hearing to consider the street name change. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "John Henry Says Red Sox Will Lead Effort To Re-Name Yawkey Way," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of abutter

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abutter

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“Abutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abutter. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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abut·​ter | \ ə-ˈbə-tər How to pronounce abutter (audio) \

Legal Definition of abutter

: one that abuts specifically : the owner of an abutting property the abutters on a street

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