Definition of appurtenant in US English:



  • Belonging; pertinent.

    ‘secondary buildings that are appurtenant to the main building’
    • ‘Whether all the appurtenant rights are assignable varies, however, among jurisdictions.’
    • ‘The issues facing them are serious and appurtenant to effective public relations.’
    • ‘His inclusion of Africans is crucial, for saliently appurtenant to his remapping and reclamation is the recognition that neither Homewood nor Promised Land can be the sole genesis of his family.’
    • ‘The right to the use of water acquired under the provisions of this Act shall be appurtenant to the land irrigated, and beneficial use shall be the basis, the measure, and the limit of the right.’
    • ‘The crucial issue was whether the disposal of the grazing rights to them was effective or whether it was a nullity because the rights in question were appurtenant to the estate which in 1987 was retained by this woman.’
    • ‘According to the US Department of the Interior, it is 726.4 ft tall, weighs more than 6.6 million tons and has 118 million ft of concrete in the dam, power plant, and appurtenant works.’
    • ‘This strongly suggests that such rights are regarded as prima facie appurtenant to the residential unit, but to be excluded for the purposes of calculation.’
    • ‘It is, in our submission, unnecessary to engage in a debate or analysis as to whether or not freedom to express publicly one's sexual preference constitutes or is appurtenant to something that can be described as a human right.’
    • ‘The substance of the present matter is that the payments were received by the taxpayer as consideration for a once-and-for-all disposal of a right or advantage appurtenant to the land - namely the right or advantage of using it for dumping…’
    • ‘Tenancy was also in some ways akin to modern citizenship, as the obligations of a tenant often included providing military service and submitting to the jurisdiction of the landlord where such jurisdiction was appurtenant to that lord's property.’
    • ‘The judge's decision to award only nominal damages in respect of the rights appurtenant to them followed from his assessment of the valuation evidence.’
    • ‘In order to sever an appurtenant right from the dominant tenement and make it appurtenant to another dominant tenement, the owner of the servient tenement and the owner of the first dominant tenement must join in a deed of release and regrant.’
    relevant, to the point, apposite, appropriate, suitable, fitting, fit, apt, applicable, material, germane, to the purpose, apropos
    pertinent, belonging, relevant, related, relating, connected, appertaining, appropriate, apposite, applicable, material, germane
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Late Middle English: from Old French apartenant ‘appertaining’, from the verb apartenir (see appertain).