[ eez-muhnt ]
/ ˈiz mənt /


Law. a right held by one property owner to make use of the land of another for a limited purpose, as right of passage.
an easing; relief.
something that gives ease; a convenience.
Architecture. a curved joint.

Origin of easement

1350–1400; Middle English esement<Old French aisement, equivalent to aiseease + -ment-ment
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British Dictionary definitions for easement

/ (ˈiːzmənt) /


property law the right enjoyed by a landowner of making limited use of his neighbour's land, as by crossing it to reach his own property
the act of easing or something that brings ease
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