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Appurtenance   Listen
Appurtenance  n.  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. "Globes... provided as appurtenances to astronomy." "The structure of the eye, and of its appurtenances."

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Appurtenance" Quotes from Famous Books

... still, at Grosville Park, as in the early Victorian days of Lord Grosville's mother, consisted of a huge baronial sirloin to which all else upon the varied table appeared as appurtenance and appendage, Ashe allowed himself the inward reflection that the Grosville Park Sundays were degenerating. Both Lord and Lady Grosville had been good hosts in their day; and the downrightness of the wife had been as much to the taste of many as the agreeable ...
— The Marriage of William Ashe • Mrs. Humphry Ward

Words linked to "Appurtenance" :   trimmings, add-on, equipment, fitting, regalia, fixings, fishing rig, constituent, accessory, fishing tackle, tack, stable gear, fishing gear, kit, element

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