Dominant estate
Dominant Dom"i*nant, a. [L. dominans, -antis, p. pr. of dominari: cf. F. dominant. See {Dominate}.] Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power. [1913 Webster]

The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, . . . but imperious, insolent, and cruel. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Dominant estate} or {Dominant tenement} (Law), the estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate, the estate over which the servitude extends being called the servient estate or tenement. --Bouvier. --Wharton's Law Dict.

{Dominant owner} (Law), one who owns lands on which there is an easement owned by another. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Governing; ruling; controlling; prevailing; predominant; ascendant. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dominant estate — see estate 4 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. dominant estate n …   Law dictionary

  • dominant estate — or tenement /domsnsnt asteyt/ Land that benefits from easement on another (usually adjacent) property. That to which a servitude or easement is due, or for the benefit of which it exists. A term used in the civil and Scotch law, and later in ours …   Black's law dictionary

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  • dominant estate — dominant tenement or dominant estate, Law. land in favor of which a servitude exists over another tenement …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dominant estate — A dominant estate is the parcel of real property that has an easement over another piece of property (the servient estate). The type of easement involved is almost always an appurtenant easement. Likewise, it is almost always an affirmative… …   Wikipedia

  • dominant estate — Same as dominant tenement …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dominant estate or tenement — /domsnsnt asteyt/ Land that benefits from easement on another (usually adjacent) property. That to which a servitude or easement is due, or for the benefit of which it exists. A term used in the civil and Scotch law, and later in ours, relating… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dominant estate or tenement — /domsnsnt asteyt/ Land that benefits from easement on another (usually adjacent) property. That to which a servitude or easement is due, or for the benefit of which it exists. A term used in the civil and Scotch law, and later in ours, relating… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dominant tenement — dominant estate or tenement /domsnsnt asteyt/ Land that benefits from easement on another (usually adjacent) property. That to which a servitude or easement is due, or for the benefit of which it exists. A term used in the civil and Scotch law,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dominant tenement — dominant estate or tenement /domsnsnt asteyt/ Land that benefits from easement on another (usually adjacent) property. That to which a servitude or easement is due, or for the benefit of which it exists. A term used in the civil and Scotch law,… …   Black's law dictionary

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