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servient tenement

Legal Definition of servient tenement

Noun

  1. The land which suffers or has the burden of an easement. The beneficiary of the easement is called a dominant tenement.

Synonyms


Definition of servient tenement

Further reading

A servient estate (or servient premises or servient tenement) is contrasted with a dominant estate (or dominant premises). These terms are usually used in reference to estates or tenements in the law of easements. A dominant estate has the benefit of a servitude or easement over the servient estate.

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  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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