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easement (law)

Definition:

the privilege of using something that isn't your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land)

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Plural:

easements

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"compensation, redress", from Old French aisement "comfort, convenience; use,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of easement...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Easement

a certain right to use the real property of another without possessing it. It's "best typified in the right of way which one landowner, A, may enjoy over the land of another, B." It's similar to real covenants and equitable servitudes; in the United ... (44 of 4283 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Easement

Collins Dictionary:

easement

[property law] the right enjoyed by a landowner of making limited use of his neighbour's land, as by crossing it to reach his own property | the act ... (27 of 353 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/easement

Britannica Encyclopedia:

easement [law]

in Anglo-American property law, a right granted by one property owner to another to use a part of his land for a specific purpose. An easement may be ... (28 of 320 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/176408​/easement

Columbia Encyclopedia:

easement

in law, the right to use the land of another for a specified purpose, as distinguished from the right to possess that land. If the easement benefits ... (27 of 186 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0816564​.html

Wiktionary:

easement | easements [plural]

[law] Legal right to use another person's property, generally in order to cross a part of the property, or to gain access to something on the property. | [archaic] Relief, easing. | [archaic, euphemism] The act of relieving oneself: defecating or ... (39 of 113 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/easement

Oxford Dictionary:

easement

Syllabification: (easeĀ·ment) | [law] : a right to cross or otherwise use someone else's land for a specified purpose. | [literary] : the state or ... (23 of 59 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/easement

easement [law]

a right to cross or otherwise use someone else's land for a specified purpose. | [literary] : the state or feeling of comfort or peace (24 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/easement

New World Dictionary:

easement

an easing or being eased | something that gives ease; a comfort, relief, or convenience | [law] a legal interest in real property that grants the ... (24 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/easement

Merriam-Webster:

easement

an act or means of easing or relieving (as from discomfort) | an interest in land owned by another that entitles its holder to a specific limited use ... (27 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/easement

Random House Dictionary:

easement

[law] a right held by one property owner to make use of the land of another for a limited purpose, as right of passage. | an easing; relief. | ... (27 of 44 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/easement

American Heritage Dictionary:

easement

The act of easing or the condition of being eased. | Something that affords ease or comfort. | [law] A right, such as a right of way, afforded a ... (27 of 39 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/easement

Cambridge Dictionary:

prerogative [formal]

something which some people are able or allowed to do or have, but which is not possible or allowed for everyone (21 of 72 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/prerogative

Macmillan British Dictionary:

prerogative [countable, formal] | prerogatives [plural]

a right that a particular person or group has (9 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/prerogative

Encarta Dictionary:

easement | easements [plural]

a limited right to make use of a property owned by another, e.g. a right of way across the property (20 of 43 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607268​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

easement

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "compensation, redress", from Old French aisement "comfort, convenience; use, enjoyment", from aisier "to ease", from aise. The ... (20 of 36 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=easement

Oxford Dictionary:

easement

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French aisement, from aisier (see "ease")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/easement

New World Dictionary:

easement

Origin: Middle English esement from Old French aisement

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/easement

Wiktionary:

easement | easements [plural]

Origin: Old French aisement.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/easement

Encarta Dictionary:

easement | easements [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French aisement from aise "comfort"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607268​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

easement

Audio: British English pronunciation of "easement"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/easement

the Free Dictionary:

easement

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "easement"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "easement"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "easement" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/easement

Google Dictionary:

easement | easements [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "easement"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=easement

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

easement

Audio: North American pronunciation of "easement"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=easeme​01 word=easement

YourDictionary Audio:

easement

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "easement" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/easement

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