- land in favor of which an easement or other servitude exists over another's land.
Compare servient tenement.
Origin of dominant tenement
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called dominant estate.
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- property law the land or tenement with the benefit of an easement over land belonging to anotherCompare servient tenement
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