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Pronunciation:  u'purtnuns

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[n]  a supplementary component

APPURTENANCE is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accessory, supplement
 See Also: auto accessory, component, computer accessory, constituent, cut-in, element, fitting, fixings, insert, trimmings



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap*pur"te*nance\, n. [OF. apurtenaunce,
apartenance, F. appartenance, LL. appartenentia, from L.
appertinere. See {Appertain}.]
That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an
appendage; an accessory; something annexed to another thing
more worthy; in common parlance and legal acceptation,
something belonging to another thing as principal, and which
passes as incident to it, as a right of way, or other
easement to land; a right of common to pasture, an outhouse,
barn, garden, or orchard, to a house or messuage. In a strict
legal sense, land can never pass as an appurtenance to land.
--Tomlins. --Bouvier. --Burrill.

      Globes . . . provided as appurtenances to astronomy.

      The structure of the eye, and of its appurtenances.

Thesaurus Terms
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