Dominant tenement
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 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

  • dominant tenement — See easement. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001. dominant tenement Property that carries a righ …   Law dictionary

  • dominant tenement — Law. land in favor of which an easement or other servitude exists over another s land. Also called dominant estate. Cf. servient tenement. [1870 75] * * * dominant tenement or dominant estate, Law. land in favor of which a servitude exists over… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dominant tenement — Law. land in favor of which an easement or other servitude exists over another s land. Also called dominant estate. Cf. servient tenement. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • dominant tenement — /dɒmənənt ˈtɛnəmənt/ (say domuhnuhnt tenuhmuhnt) noun Law land owned by one person, which enjoys an easement or right over proximate land owned by another (the servient tenement). Also, dominant estate …   Australian English dictionary

  • dominant tenement — A tenement for the benefit of which an easement in the form of a charge or burden is imposed upon a servient tenement. 25 Am J2d Ease § 8 …   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 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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