air right

noun
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of air right

: a property right to the space above a surface area or object

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First Known Use of air right

1922


Law Dictionary

air right

noun

legal Definition of air right

: a property right to the space above a surface or object (as a building) that may be sold or leased for development purposes
  • make use of the air rights above the Terminal
  • Penn Central Transportation Co. v. City of New York, 438 U.S. 104 (1978)

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