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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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She presented the council Tuesday with information from a lawyer with an abstract company that she said showed that the neighbors did not abut the sidewalk.
HHPA has designed a program that expands the public lobby and basement; restores the exterior facade; reconstructs the original double entrance stair; restores all interior elements, including detailed plaster and woodwork; upgrades the theater's technology and infrastructure to accommodate contemporary needs; inserts an elevator; renovates the existing buildings on 43rd Street which abut the Victory stage to serve back-of-the-house functions; and installs new theater equipment.
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Regan, whose four-acre property abuts the orchard and who acts as spokesperson for the group, says he hopes the city will preserve the apple orchard.
To come up with that mailing list, pipelines have to use the most recent county or city tax records and send notification to people whose property is directly affected, abuts the facility site, including the compressors, is within the area of new storage fields, or abuts the existing right-of-way.
Because this was an issue of first impression in South Dakota, the court reviewed cases from other jurisdictions and formulated the rule that a landowner's compensation for loss of access may arise when (1) a property abuts a proposed controlled-access highway, (2) the state takes a portion of the property in a condemnation proceeding for the highway, (5) the state mitigates some compensable element of damage based on the state's designation of a feature of the project, (4) the state subsequently eliminates that feature, and (5) the landowner can prove special damages.