Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Annexed or pertaining to some more important thing; accessory; incident.
  • adjective (Law) See under Common, n.
  • noun Something which belongs or appertains to another thing; an appurtenance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective furnishing added support

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Examples

  • States can possess "appurtenant" territory, subject to, but not part of itself, to which the Constitution does not apply save so far as Congress votes that it shall apply.

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  • This complicates the due diligence process as small buildings often have unique features and amenities that are appurtenant to specific apartments.

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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.

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

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  • 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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  • True, it makes me laugh all the time for any or no reason, but I AM laughing instead of wallowing in the grim realities appurtenant to the dissolution of a great global empire.

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