Definition of easement in English:

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easement

Pronunciation: /ˈēzmənt/

noun

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 literary The state or feeling of comfort or peace: time brings easement

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ease·ment

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