Appurtenance
Appurtenance Ap*pur"te*nance, n. [OF. apurtenaunce, apartenance, F. appartenance, LL. appartenentia, from L. appertinere. See {Appertain}.] That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an appendage; an accessory; something annexed to another thing more worthy; in common parlance and legal acceptation, something belonging to another thing as principal, and which passes as incident to it, as a right of way, or other easement to land; a right of common to pasture, an outhouse, barn, garden, or orchard, to a house or messuage. In a strict legal sense, land can never pass as an appurtenance to land. --Tomlins. --Bouvier. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

Globes . . . provided as appurtenances to astronomy. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The structure of the eye, and of its appurtenances. --Reid. [1913 Webster]


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  • appurtenance — ap·pur·te·nance /ə pərt ən əns/ n [Anglo French apurtenance, alteration of Old French apartenance, from apartenant appurtenant]: property (as an outbuilding or fixture) or a property right (as a right of way) that is incidental to a principal… …   Law dictionary

  • appurtenance — (n.) c.1300, right, privilege or possession subsidiary to a principal one, from Anglo Fr. apurtenance (12c.), O.Fr. apartenance, prp. of apartenir be related to, from L. appertinere to pertain to, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + pertinere belong… …   Etymology dictionary

  • appurtenance — accessory, adjunct, *appendage Analogous words: furnishing or furniture, equipment, appointment (see corresponding verbs at FURNISH) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appurtenance — [ə pʉrt′ n əns] n. [ME < Anglo Fr apurtenance < OFr apertenance < prp. of LL appertinere, APPERTAIN] 1. anything that appertains; thing added to a more important thing; adjunct 2. [pl.] apparatus or equipment; accessories 3. an… …   English World dictionary

  • Appurtenance — Appurtenances (from late Latin appertinentia , from appertinere , to appertain ) is a legal term for what belongs to and goes with something else, the accessories or things usually conjoined with the substantive matter in question. In Gestalt… …   Wikipedia

  • Appurtenance — 1. A legal term denoting the attachment of a right or property to a more worthy principal. Appurtenance occurs when the attachment becomes part of the property such as a furnace or air conditioning unit. 2. An object or privilege associated with… …   Investment dictionary

  • appurtenance — noun Date: 14th century 1. an incidental right (as a right of way) attached to a principal property right and passing in possession with it 2. a subordinate part or adjunct < the appurtenance of welcome is …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appurtenance — /euh perr tn euhns/, n. 1. something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory. 2. Law. a right, privilege, or improvement belonging to and passing with a principal property. 3. appurtenances, apparatus; instruments. [1350… …   Universalium

  • appurtenance — noun a) an appendage added to something else b) equipment used for some specific task; gear Syn: contenement …   Wiktionary

  • appurtenance — Synonyms and related words: accession, accessory, accident, accidental, accommodation, accompaniment, addenda, addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjuvant, advantage, amenity, annex, annexation, appanage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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