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Appurtenance meaning

appurtenance - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. a supplementary component that improves capability
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. That which belongs to something else.

appurtenance - examples of usage

  1. The beaver neither carries things on his tail, nor plasters houses with it; for the simple reason that the joints of his caudal appurtenance admit of only slight sidelong wigglings and a forward sweep between his hind legs, as if he might use it as a tray for food while he sat back spooning up mouthfuls with his fore paws. - "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.
  2. As soon as the patriarchal State was changed by war into the State founded by conquest, the natural appurtenance of the priesthood to the head of the family must at least have been modified. - "Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom", T. W. Allies.
  3. What was rather remarkable, the cincture held no purse, which was the almost indispensable appurtenance of the girdle, even when that purse had the misfortune to be empty! - "The Last Days of Pompeii", Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.
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