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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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On plaintiff's appeal, the Appellate Division affirmed, holding that because the record demonstrated that "West River did not own the property that abutted the sidewalk where plaintiff tripped and fell, [it] was therefore not responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition" (121 AD3d 602,602 [1st Dept 2014] citing Administrative Code of City of NY [section] 7-210; Thompson v 793-97 Garden St.
But in Kelo the New London planners were quite happy to slate private homes for destruction while allowing the Italian Dramatic Club (a watering hole for local politicians) to remain untouched, even though it abutted one of the private homes that was taken.
Such is the case with more recent compositions wherein angular shapes push one another around within the frame, amoebic forms vie for elbow room, and abutted and interlocking blocks of color compete in a push-pull that subverts the spatial dominance and fixity of each.
Additional peaks are observed due to magnetic fluctuations at the ends of the devices, which are more strongly pinned by abutted permanent-magnet thin films.