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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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West River moved for, among other things, summary judgment dismissing plaintiffs complaint, asserting that because the area of the sidewalk upon which plaintiff tripped was located entirely in front of the Mercado property, the "defect" did not abut the West River premises, and therefore West River could not be held liable for failing to maintain its sidewalk.
Since the kV interaction variables fully capture the "Abut HVTU' effect in both regression models, [R.sup.2] and adjusted [R.sup.2] remained the same as reported in Tables 5 and 4, and the full list of variable coefficients and significance levels are unchanged.
This big basin reaches a depth of 2.6 km and abuts a vast area of smooth terrain.
They have argued they are being unfairly burdened by the ordinance because the rear of their properties abuts Pleasant Street, which is also a state highway (Route 122).
The property abuts the corporate headquarters of Tyco Healthcare/U.S.
I = a dummy variable coded "1" if the sale property abuts an HVTL and "0" otherwise
The Educatorium occupies a corner site and abuts an existing long, low building at its east end.
A second block of apartments abuts the foreground; here the faces are even larger.
The wall that abuts the burial stands about one-quarter mile from the cave's entrance.
Several homeowners on Meadow Lane in the West Tatnuck area feel they were being unfairly burdened by the ordinance because the rear of their properties abuts Pleasant Street, which is also a state highway (Route 122).