dominant tenement

noun Law.

land in favor of which an easement or other servitude exists over another's land.

Origin of dominant tenement

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called dominant estate. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for dominant tenement

dominant tenement


property law the land or tenement with the benefit of an easement over land belonging to anotherCompare servient tenement
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