- something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory.
- Law. a right, privilege, or improvement belonging to and passing with a principal property.
- appurtenances, apparatus; instruments.
Origin of appurtenance
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Yet we say, "I have hope," and there hope would be in the category of Having, Appurtenance.Logic, Inductive and Deductive
Appurtenance, ap-pur′ten-ans, n. that which appertains to: an appendage or accessory: (law) a right belonging to a property.
Indeed, that was as it should be; for she was only an appurtenance of my mattress, or self-acting bedstead on four castors.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
One other appurtenance of a dining-room is found in all early inventories—a voider.Customs and Fashions in Old New England
Alice Morse Earle
It may be called the Garden of Eden Room, for in every part and appurtenance it speaks of sweet content and blessed repose.The House of the Lord
James E. Talmage
- a secondary or less significant thing or part
- (plural) accessories or equipment
- property law a minor right, interest, or privilege which passes when the title to the principal property is transferred
C14: from Anglo-French apurtenance, from Old French apartenance, from apartenir to appertain
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Word Origin and History for appurtenance
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