appurtenant

[uh-pur-tn-uh nt]

adjective

appertaining or belonging; pertaining.

noun


Origin of appurtenant

1350–1400; Middle English (see appurtenance, -ant); replacing Middle English apertinent < Late Latin appertinent- (stem of appertinēns, present participle of appertinēre). See ap-1, pertinent
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appurtenant

adjective

relating, belonging, or accessory

noun

another word for appurtenance
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Word Origin and History for appurtenant
adj.

late 14c., from Anglo-French apurtenant, Old French apartenant, present participle of apartenir "be related to" (see appurtenance).

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