[ uh-pur-tn-uhns ]
/ əˈpɜr tn əns /
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something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory.
Law. a right, privilege, or improvement belonging to and passing with a principal property.
ap·pur·te·nan·ces, apparatus; instruments.
belonging, possession, relationship, or origin, or an affix that expresses this: The -i in Israeli is a suffix of appurtenance. The ethnic appurtenance of job applicants is private information.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of appurtenance

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English apurtenance, apertinaunce, from Anglo-French apurtenance, from Late Latin appertinentia, derivative of appertinēre “to belong to, pertain” equivalent to ap- + -tinēre; see origin at ap-1, pertain
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British Dictionary definitions for appurtenance

/ (əˈpɜːtɪnəns) /

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

Word Origin for appurtenance

C14: from Anglo-French apurtenance, from Old French apartenance, from apartenir to appertain
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