from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an appurtenance.
  • adj. Ancillary or subsidiary.
  • n. An appendage or attachment.
  • n. A type of easement benefiting real property that "runs with the land" as opposed to an interest belonging solely to the beneficiary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Annexed or pertaining to some more important thing; accessory; incident.
  • n. Something which belongs or appertains to another thing; an appurtenance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Appertaining or belonging; pertaining; incident or relating to, as a legal right, interest, or property subsidiary to one more valuable or important.
  • n. A thing appertaining to another more important thing; an appurtenance; a belonging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. furnishing added support


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  • Section 8 of Article I shall be strictly construed and limited to regulation direct interstate commerce, and the instrumentalities directly appurtenant thereto.

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  • Meanwhile a panoply of appurtenant structures took shape around the gorge.


  • Suddenly, and without prior notice or warning, there did occur upon the unimproved real property adjacent and appurtenant to said House, i.e., the lawn, a certain disruption of unknown nature, cause and/or circumstance.

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  • U.S.C. '7 (9) defines the term "special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States" to include residences in foreign States and the land appurtenant or ancillary thereto, irrespective of ownership, used for purposes of United States Government missions or entities or used by United States personnel assigned to those missions or entities.

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