appurtenance

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

Definition of appurtenance

1 appurtenances plural : accessory objects
  • the appurtenances of wealth
2 law : an incidental right (such as a right-of-way) attached to a principal property right and passing in possession with it
3 : a subordinate part or adjunct
  • The appurtenance of welcome is fashion and ceremony.
  • —William Shakespeare

Origin and Etymology of appurtenance


APPURTENANCE Defined for English Language Learners

appurtenance

Definition of appurtenance for English Language Learners

  • : an object that is used with or for something


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appurtenance

noun ap·pur·te·nance \ ə-ˈpərt-ᵊn-əns \

legal Definition of appurtenance

: 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 and Etymology of appurtenance

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

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