appurtenance

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EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman apurtenance, from Old French apartenance, from apertenir, from Latin appertineō (I belong, I appertain).

Cognate to appertain.

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NounEdit

appurtenance (plural appurtenances)

  1. An appendage added to something else.
  2. (in the plural) Equipment used for some specific task; gear.
  3. The thing to which another pertains.
  4. (law) Minor property (such as an outhouse) that passes with the main property when it is sold.
  5. (grammar) A modifier that is appended or prepended to another word to coin a new word that expresses belonging.

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Last modified on 26 March 2014, at 23:47