appurtenance

  • 1appurtenance — 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… …

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  • 2Appurtenance — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3appurtenance — (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

  • 4appurtenance — accessory, adjunct, *appendage Analogous words: furnishing or furniture, equipment, appointment (see corresponding verbs at FURNISH) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5appurtenance — [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

  • 6Appurtenance — 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… …

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  • 7Appurtenance — 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

  • 8appurtenance — 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

  • 9Appurtenance (Philippine Military Awards) — An appurtenance is a device added or attached to the basic decoration to distinguished each deed and succeeding deeds of achievements falling under the same category of the decoration. Instead of awarding the same decoration and service medal, an …

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  • 10appurtenance — /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&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 11appurtenance — noun a) an appendage added to something else b) equipment used for some specific task; gear Syn: contenement …

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  • 12appurtenance — Synonyms and related words: accession, accessory, accident, accidental, accommodation, accompaniment, addenda, addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjuvant, advantage, amenity, annex, annexation, appanage,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13appurtenance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. privilege, right;accessory, appendage; (pl.) furnishings, apparatus. See addition, provision. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. adjunct, accessory. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A subordinate element …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14appurtenance — ap|pur|te|nance [əˈpə:tınəns, tən US əˈpə:rtənəns] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: apartenir; APPERTAIN] formal a part of something more important …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15appurtenance — ap·pur·te·nance || É™ pɜːtɪnÉ™ns n. right associated with ownership of property; accessory …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16appurtenance — [ə pə:t(ɪ)nəns] noun an accessory associated with a particular activity. Origin ME: from OFr. apertenance, based on late L. appertinere (see appertain) …

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