What does easement mean?

Definitions for easementˈiz mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. easement(noun)

    (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land)

  2. easing, easement, alleviation, relief(noun)

    the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

    "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"


  1. easement(Noun)

    Legal right to use another person's property

    The power company has an easement to put their poles along the edge of this land.

  2. easement(Noun)

    Relief, easing.

  3. easement(Noun)

    Shed, a small outbuilding.

  4. Origin: From aisement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Easement(noun)

    that which gives ease, relief, or assistance; convenience; accommodation

  2. Easement(noun)

    a liberty, privilege, or advantage, which one proprietor has in the estate of another proprietor, distinct from the ownership of the soil, as a way, water course, etc. It is a species of what the civil law calls servitude

  3. Easement(noun)

    a curved member instead of an abrupt change of direction, as in a baseboard, hand rail, etc

  4. Origin: [OF. aisement. See Ease, n.]


  1. Easement

    An easement is a certain right to use the real property of another without possessing it. It is "best typified in the right of way which one landowner, A, may enjoy over the land of another, B." It is similar to real covenants and equitable servitudes; in the United States, the Restatement of Property takes steps to merge these concepts as servitudes. Easements are helpful for providing pathways across two or more pieces of property or allowing an individual to fish in a privately owned pond. An easement is considered as a property right in itself at common law and is still treated as a type of property in most jurisdictions. The rights of an easement holder vary substantially among jurisdictions. Historically, the common law courts would enforce only four types of easement: ⁕Right-of-way ⁕Easements of support ⁕Easements of "light and air" ⁕Rights pertaining to artificial waterways Modern courts recognize more varieties of easements, but these original categories still form the foundation of easement law.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of easement in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of easement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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