Appurtenance



something subordinate to another, more important thing; adjunct; accessory.
Law. a right, privilege, or improvement belonging to and passing with a principal property.
appurtenances, apparatus; instruments.
Historical Examples

The Zulus hold that a dead body can cast no shadow, because that appurtenance departed from it at the close of life.
Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore Charles Hardwick

Yet we say, “I have hope,” and there hope would be in the category of Having, appurtenance.
Logic, Inductive and Deductive William Minto

Indeed, that was as it should be; for she was only an appurtenance of my mattress, or self-acting bedstead on four castors.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Robert Louis Stevenson

appurtenance, ap-pur′ten-ans, n. that which appertains to: an appendage or accessory: (law) a right belonging to a property.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

Pale sunlight flooded the square, white room where, in all its dignified complexity of appurtenance, the simple meal was laid out.
The Shadow of Life Anne Douglas Sedgwick

One other appurtenance of a dining-room is found in all early inventories—a voider.
Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle

It may be called the Garden of Eden Room, for in every part and appurtenance it speaks of sweet content and blessed repose.
The House of the Lord James E. Talmage

The two had a simultaneous birth, but it was an appurtenance of the latter that marked the distinction and gave the names.
Atlantic Classics Various

Kwaque he merely accepted, as an appurtenance, as a part of the human landscape, as a chattel of Dag Daughtry.
Michael, Brother of Jerry Jack London

Dinner was served in a small white Georgian dining-room, with every appurtenance of almost Sybaritic luxury.
The Evil Shepherd E. Phillips Oppenheim

noun
a secondary or less significant thing or part
(pl) accessories or equipment
(property law) a minor right, interest, or privilege which passes when the title to the principal property is transferred
n.

c.1300, “right, privilege or possession subsidiary to a principal one,” from Anglo-French apurtenance (12c.), Old French apartenance, present participle of apartenir “be related to,” from Latin appertinere “to pertain to,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + pertinere “belong to” (see pertain).

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