appurtenant

adjective

ap·​pur·​te·​nant ə-ˈpərt-nənt How to pronounce appurtenant (audio)
-ˈpər-tə-nənt
1
: constituting a legal accompaniment
2
: auxiliary, accessory
appurtenant equipment
appurtenant noun

Examples of appurtenant in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of appurtenant was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Appurtenant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appurtenant. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

appurtenant

adjective
ap·​pur·​te·​nant ə-ˈpərt-ᵊn-ənt How to pronounce appurtenant (audio)
: annexed or belonging to a more important property
Etymology

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

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