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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 abuts 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.
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.
Another factor which adds value for a future development is the 'vest-pocket' park located on 48th Street which abuts the property.
The site covered by the Agreement abuts Star's C&D processing facility in Pompano Beach.
228 North Avenue East sits directly across from Newark International Airport, abuts port property, and is just minutes from bridges and tunnels into Manhattan," noted Miller, who is marketing the property with Marc Graham of Cushman & Wakefield's East Rutherford office.
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.
Brookfield Financial Properties owns the southern portion of the block, land that abuts the Schulweis property.
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.