appurtenance

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

Definition of appurtenance

  1. 1 appurtenances plural :  accessory objects the appurtenances of wealth

  2. 2 law :  an incidental right (such as a right-of-way) attached to a principal property right and passing in possession with it

  3. 3 :  a subordinate part or adjunct The appurtenance of welcome is fashion and ceremony. — William Shakespeare

Origin and Etymology of appurtenance

see appurtenant


First Known Use: 14th century


APPURTENANCE Defined for English Language Learners

appurtenance

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

Definition of appurtenance for English Language Learners

  • : an object that is used with or for something


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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 and Etymology of appurtenance

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


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