appurtenant

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adjective ap·pur·te·nant \ə-ˈpərt-nənt, -ˈpər-tə-nənt\

Definition of appurtenant

  1. 1 :  constituting a legal accompaniment

  2. 2 :  auxiliary, accessory <appurtenant equipment>

appurtenant

noun

Examples of appurtenant in a sentence

  1. <a store selling tents, sleeping bags, and all manner of appurtenant equipment for a week of roughing it>

Origin and Etymology of appurtenant

Middle English apertenant, from Anglo-French appurtenant, present participle of apurtenir to belong — more at appertain


First Known Use: 14th century


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appurtenant

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adjective ap·pur·te·nant \ə-ˈpərt-ən-ənt\

Legal Definition of appurtenant

  1. :  annexed or belonging to a more important property

Origin and Etymology of appurtenant

Anglo-French apurtenant, alteration of Old French apartenant, present participle of apartenir to belong, appertain


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