servient tenement

[sur-vee-uh nt]

noun Law.

land subject to an easement or servitude.

Nearby words

  1. serviceman,
  2. serviceperson,
  3. services,
  4. servicewoman,
  5. servient,
  6. serviette,
  7. servile,
  8. servile work,
  9. servilely,
  10. servility


Origin of servient tenement

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

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British Dictionary definitions for servient tenement

servient tenement

noun

property law the land or tenement over which an easement or other encumbrance is exercised by the dominant tenementCompare dominant tenement
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