ap·​pur·​te·​nant | \ ə-ˈpərt-nənt How to pronounce appurtenant (audio) , -ˈpər-tə-nənt \

Definition of appurtenant

1 : constituting a legal accompaniment
2 : auxiliary, accessory appurtenant equipment

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Other Words from appurtenant

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

First Known Use of appurtenant

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for appurtenant

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

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“Appurtenant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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ap·​pur·​te·​nant | \ ə-ˈpərt-ᵊn-ənt How to pronounce appurtenant (audio) \

Legal Definition of appurtenant

: annexed or belonging to a more important property

History and Etymology for appurtenant

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

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