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. Dominant estate, under {Dominant}. --Gale & Whately. [1913 Webster]


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  • servient tenement — See: servient estate Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N …   Law dictionary

  • servient tenement — /serr vee euhnt/, Law. land subject to an easement or servitude. Cf. dominant tenement. [1675 85; servient < L servient (s. of serviens, prp. of servire{{)}; see SERVE, ENT] * * * servient tenement, Law. a tenement which is subject to an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 tenement — /serr vee euhnt/, Law. land subject to an easement or servitude. Cf. dominant tenement. [1675 85; servient < L servient (s. of serviens, prp. of servire); see SERVE, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • servient tenement — Same as servient premises …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • servient tenement — /sɜviənt ˈtɛnəmənt/ (say serveeuhnt tenuhmuhnt) noun land subject to an easement. Compare dominant tenement …   Australian English dictionary

  • tenement — ten·e·ment / te nə mənt/ n [Anglo French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tenementum, from Latin tenēre to hold] 1 a: any of various forms of property (as land) that is held by one person from another b: an estate in property 2: dwelling …   Law dictionary

  • 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 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenement — /tenamant/ This term, in its common acceptation, is only applied to houses and other buildings, but in its original, proper, and legal sense it signifies everything that may be holden, provided it be of a permanent nature, whether it be of a… …   Black's law dictionary

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