Servient estate
Servient Serv"i*ent, a. [L. serviens, -entis, p. pr. See {Serve}.] Subordinate. [Obs. except in law.] --Dyer. [1913 Webster]

{Servient tenement} or {Servient estate} (Law), that on which the burden of a servitude or an easement is imposed. Cf. Dominant estate, under {Dominant}. --Gale & Whately. [1913 Webster]


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  • Servient — Serv i*ent, a. [L. serviens, entis, p. pr. See {Serve}.] Subordinate. [Obs. except in law.] Dyer. [1913 Webster] {Servient tenement} or {Servient estate} (Law), that on which the burden of a servitude or an easement is imposed. Cf. Dominant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Servient tenement — Servient Serv i*ent, a. [L. serviens, entis, p. pr. See {Serve}.] Subordinate. [Obs. except in law.] Dyer. [1913 Webster] {Servient tenement} or {Servient estate} (Law), that on which the burden of a servitude or an easement is imposed. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • servient — /sarv(i)yant/ Serving; subject to a service or servitude. A servient estate is one which is burdened with a servitude …   Black's law dictionary

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  • servient tenement — /sarv(i)yant tenamant/ The person whose land is subject to an easement. An estate in respect of which a service is owing, as the dominant tenement is that to which the service is due. Northwestern Improvement Co. v. Lowry, 104 Mont. 289, 66 P.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • servient premises — Land owned by one person which is subject to an easement in another. A tenement or estate upon which an easement in the form of a charge or burden is placed for the benefit of a dominant estate or tenement. See easement …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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