appurtenance

A thing belonging to another or principal thing and which passes as an incident to the principal thing. Anno: 39 ALR2d 872; 23 Am J2d Deeds § 256. Such a thing as belongs to the land and is a part thereof. 55 Am J1st V & P § 124. An easement or servitude to be used or enjoyed with demised premises. 32 Am J1st L & T § 169. As the word appears in a sale of personal property:-accessories; possibly including, when fairly construed in the light of the entire context, articles and subjects not comprehended by the word as it appears in a conveyance of land. 46 Am J1st Sales § 146. As the word appears in a chattel mortgage:-personal property intimately connected with the operation of the principal thing which is mortgaged. 15 Am J2d Chat Mtg § 77. Of a vessel: Everything that belongs to the ship, such as sails and rigging, rudder and cordage, compasses, chronometers, lights, tackle and apparel, even though such may not be on board, and also such special equipment as may be necessary in the employment of the vessel for a particular purpose. 48 Am J1st Ship § 71.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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