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easement Line breaks: ease|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈiːzm(ə)nt/

Definition of easement in English:


1 Law A right to cross or otherwise use someone else’s land for a specified purpose.
Example sentences
  • Registration was suitable for equitable rights such as restrictive covenants and easements, which must continue to bind the land if they are to benefit those entitled to them.
  • By prescription one person may acquire rights such as easements and profits over the land of another.
  • However, rights of way are part of a class of rights in land called easements.
2 [mass noun] literary The state or feeling of comfort or peace: time brings easement


Late Middle English: from Old French aisement, from aisier (see ease).

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