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Abut

To reach; to touch. To touch at the end; be contiguous; join at a border or boundary; terminate on; end at; border on; reach or touch with an end. The term abutting implies a closer proximity than the term adjacent.

When referring to real property, abutting means that there is no intervening land between the abutting parcels. Generally, properties that share a common boundary are abutting. A statute may require abutting owners to pay proportional shares of the cost of a street improvement project.

abut

v. when two parcels of real property touch each other.

abut

verb aboutir, adjoin, attach, be adjacent to, be contiguous, border on, bound, butt, conjoin, connect, end at, extend to, join, lean against, meet, reach, rei adiacere, rem attingere, touch, verge on
Associated concepts: abutting land, abutting on the immrovement, abutting owner, abutting property owner
See also: contact, juxtapose
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The rear of their properties abut Pleasant Street, which is also a state highway (Route 122), but a brook runs through them, forcing residents to take a circuitous route to get to the sidewalk.
A motion sponsored by Councilman Dennis Zine, whose west San Fernando Valley district abuts the project site, directed the City Attorney's Office to prepare a lawsuit in the event the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approves a revised environmental report that would allow work on the development to begin.
Located on Harvard Road in Littleton, the Habitat home is being built on a one acre wooded lot that abuts conservation land.
Bernson, whose Northwest Valley district abuts the northern border of the airport, said the city should enact an interim control ordinance for all development at the airport until a master plan is put into effect.
It will take about 16 months to bore the tunnel and install the water line through the South Mountain foothills, an area that abuts the Gila River Indian Reservation, according to Jerry Shaw, Vice President for Affholder.
The precinct with the heaviest turnout was around First Congregational Church in central Glendale, which abuts the canyons.
Brookfield Financial Properties owns the southern portion of the block, land that abuts the Schulweis property.
A bulky, twin-towered 270 foot building lies just to the north on parcel 17 and abuts the commercial core.
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Although the Hart district continues to wait for necessary approvals from the state Department of Toxic Substances Control to build a high school on the site - which includes two abandoned oil wells and abuts a munitions testing facility - Superintendent Bob Lee has assured city officials his district remains committed to building Golden Valley High School.
The property also abuts a recently approved golf residential community that will feature estate homes and a championship golf course.