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Definition of the noun appurtenance

What does appurtenance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: appurtenances

  1. equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
  2. a supplementary component that improves capability

Alternative definition of the noun appurtenance


  1. an appendage added to something else
  2. [in the plural] equipment used for some specific task; gear
  3. minor property (such as an outhouse) that passes with the main property when it is sold
  4. the thing to which another pertains.


Appurtenance: Appurtenances is a term for what belongs to and goes with something else, with the appurtenance being less significant than what it belongs to. The word ultimately derives from Latin appertinere, "to appertain".

  • also known as 從物

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Appurtenance

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Google previewNew York Supplement (1919)

Appurtenance is a thing belonging to another, as principal, and which will pass as an incident to the principal thing; there...

Appurtenance is an adjunct; an appendage; an addition; that which belongs to something else; that which belongs to ...

Google previewLinguistic Studies Offered to Berthe Siertsema (1980)

by D. J. van Alkemade

Appurtenance is a free modification.

(This leads to the conclusion that with mother the appurtenance is an optional modification, whereas with son an...

Google previewHeinz Werner and Developmental Science (2006)

by Jaan Valsiner

Appurtenance means something that pertains to, or that belongs to something else as a part of a system, to a whole, larger system...

Another meaning of appurtenance is the sense of appropriateness—both in the sense of being fashioned in a ...

Google previewHow to Buy and Sell Real Estate at a Profit (1905)

A Handbook for Everyone Interested in the Subject of Real Estate by William Austen Carney

An Appurtenance is that which is incidental to or by right used with the land for its benefit, as in the case of a fence, gate or windmill. Sec. 9. An Estate is the degree , nature, quantity or interest which one has in real property. In respect to the ...

Google previewThe Real Estate Broker's Cyclopedia (1911)

A Compilation of Selling Plans, Advertising Phrases, Practical Methods, General Information ... by Edwin Gilpin Orr

An Appurtenance. AN APPURTENANCE is that which is incidental. out of it and granted it away, whatever was ...

Google previewLiterature After Globalization (2013)

Textuality, Technology and the Nation-State by Philip Leonard

Perhaps more important than the question of Randy's relegation to technology's appurtenance is the question of perfectible communication that Ordo raises. Offering Randy and Avi a mode of encryption that would take nearly an infinity to ...

Google previewWater Ethics (2010)

Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals by Peter G. Brown

Appurtenance is a very strong tradition in other cultures, such as Hispanic water law, ...

Google previewWestern European and British Barbarity, Savagery, and Brutality in the Transatlantic Chattel Slave TRade (2013)

Homologated by the churches and intellectials in the seventeenth-nineteent Century A Critical Study by Dr. Robinson A. Milwood, Phd

The theological and historical appurtenance is the European and British invention of a white plastic Jesus Christ as the Redeemer of the World. We note here that although they theologically and historically attempted to brainwash the world ...

Google previewMiscellaneous Publication (1971)

And another pertinent declaration in a water case is by a Texas court that:96 An appurtenance is that which belongs to another thing, but which has not belonged to it immemorially. The thing appurtenant need not be one of necessity.

Google previewWater rights laws in the nineteen Western States (1972)

by Wells Aleck Hutchins, United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Natural Resource Economics Division

And another pertinent declaration in a water case is by a Texas court that:96 An appurtenance is that which belongs to another thing, but which has not belonged to it immemorially. The thing appurtenant need not be one of necessity.

Google previewQuestions and Answers to Help You Pass the Real Estate Appraisal Exams (2004)

by Jeffrey D. Fisher, Dennis S. Tosh

An appurtenance is that which belongs to ...

Google previewInsider's Guide to Passing the California Real Estate Exam (2006)

by Rockwell Publishing Company

Appurtenances - An appurtenance is a right or interest that goes along with or pertains to a piece of land, including air rights, water rights, mineral rights, and support rights. A. Water Rights - The right to use water can be an appurtenant right.

Google previewThe Law Student's Helper (1897)

An appurtenance is an annexation which is of convenience only, not of necessity, in which respect it also differs from an appendant. 36. Quando lex aliquld alicui consedlt, concedere nidetur et id sine quo res ipsa esse non potest. When the ...

Google previewMorphology: Morphology: its relation to semantics and the lexicon (2004)

by Francis Katamba

With a Czech noun, appurtenance to a paradigm appears to be a feature closely connected with the simply denotative form (the nominative) and the circumstance that ...

Google previewDictionary of Terms and Phrases Used in American Or English Jurisprudence (1879)

by Benjamin Vaughan Abbott

APPURTENANCE •attsra upon which the word can operate, that does not entitle the court to desert the legal sense. It is not necessary to show that there are things granted to which the word applies. The word is often thrown ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Attachment, addition, adjunct, appurtenance, appliance, appendix, appendant, tailpiece, concomitant, accompaniment, attendant. Appendant, a. Annexed, attached, hanging ...

Google previewBob's Dictionary of Big Words (2016)

by Robert Sungenis

appurtenance, n. a minor addition to something more important; something added; an accessory; a minor ...

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Scrabble value of A1P3P3U1R1T1E1N1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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