servient tenement

[ sur-vee-uhnt ]

nounLaw.
  1. land subject to an easement or servitude.

Origin of servient tenement

1
1675–85; servient<Latin servient- (stem of serviēns, present participle of servīre); see serve, -ent

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How to use servient tenement in a sentence

  • Then it's a case of dominant and servient tenement—a right of way by user as of right, or by a lost grant.

    Helena's Path | Anthony Hope

British Dictionary definitions for servient tenement

servient tenement

/ (ˈsɜːvɪənt) /


noun
  1. property law the land or tenement over which an easement or other encumbrance is exercised by the dominant tenement: Compare dominant tenement

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