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Meaning of EASEMENT

Pronunciation:  'eezmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
  2. [n]  (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)

EASEMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: alleviation, easing, relief
 See Also: decrease, detente, diminution, exclusive right, liberalisation, liberalization, palliation, perquisite, prerogative, privilege, public easement, reduction, relaxation, right of way, spasmolysis, step-down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ease"ment\, n. [OF. aisement. See {Ease}, n.]
1. That which gives ease, relief, or assistance; convenience;

         In need of every kind of relief and easement.

2. (Law) 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. --Kent.

3. (Arch.) A curved member instead of an abrupt change of
   direction, as in a baseboard, hand rail, etc.

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