APPURTENANCE - Black's Law Dictionary

What is APPURTENANCE? Definition of APPURTENANCE in Black's Law Dictionary

That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an appendage; something annexed to another thing more worthy as principal, and which passes as incident to it, as a right of way or other easement to land; an outhouse, barn, garden, or orchard, to a house or messuage. Cohen v. Whitcomb, 142 Minn. 20, 170 N.W. 851, 852; Alwes v. Richheimer, 185 Ark. 535, 47 S.W.2d 1084, 1085; Joplin Waterworks Co. v. Jasper County, 327 Mo. 964, 38 S.W.2d 1068, 1076. An article adapted to the use of the property to which it is connected, and which was intended to be a permanent accession to the freehold. Szilagy v. Taylor, 63 Ohio App. 105, 25 N.E.2d 360, 361.

An article may become an "appurtenance to realty" without physical attachment. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Jensen, 69 S.D. 225, 9 N.W.2d 140, 141.


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