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Appurtenance

An Accessory or adjunct that is attached and incidental to something that has greater importance or value. As applied to real property, an object attached to or a right to be used with land as an incidental benefit but which is necessary to the complete use and enjoyment of the property.

When a landowner has been given an Easement for the passage of light and air over an adjoining lot, the easement is an appurtenance to the land. Other common appurtenances to land include barns, outhouses, fences, drainage and irrigation ditches, and rights of way.

appurtenance

an incorporeal interest added to a corporeal hereditament by grant or prescription.
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That priority should appertain to sporting duties, irrespective of who pays the wages.
while that of the British king extends to the declaring of war and to the raising and regulating of fleets and armies -- all which, by the Constitution under consideration, would appertain to the legislature."
As he called for a pre-sentence report, the judge told the court: "I don't suppose it will appertain to the fact of what on Earth his father was doing in providing him with a car way beyond his capabilities."
As the judge called for a pre-sentence report on the teenager, he said: "I don't suppose it will appertain to the fact of what on earth his father was doing in providing him with a car way beyond his capabilities."
They take care of their babies, they change diapers, wash the babies, drop and pick up the children from school, help with homework and all that appertains to it, including helping with the housework.
However, we hold that the income-generating capability of the oil terminals appertains to and is inextricably intertwined with the land and is thus transferable to future purchasers of the land (the inextricably intertwined test).
"His visit is not appertained to one issue and naturally, different subjects will be discussed in meetings with the Islamic Republic officials," he added.