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Definition of "appurtenance" []

  • Something added to another, more important thing; an appendage. See Synonyms at appendage. (noun)
  • Equipment, such as clothing, tools, or instruments, used for a specific purpose or task; gear. (noun)
  • Law A right, privilege, or property that is considered incident to the principal property for purposes such as passage of title, conveyance, or inheritance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appurtenance" in a sentence
  • "For the purposes of this subsection the term "appurtenance" shall include:"
  • "The term "appurtenance" shall not include any item that is temporarily affixed or attached to the exterior of a motor home or travel trailer by the owner of such motor home or travel trailer for the purposes of transporting from one location to another."
  • "The level of the awarding command determines the appurtenance worn on the ribbon."