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[eez-muh nt] /ˈiz mənt/

Law. a right held by one property owner to make use of the land of another for a limited purpose, as right of passage.
an ; relief.
something that gives ; a convenience.
Architecture. a curved joint.
(property law) the right enjoyed by a landowner of making limited use of his neighbour’s land, as by crossing it to reach his own property
the act of easing or something that brings ease

late 14c., “compensation, redress,” from Old French aisement “comfort, convenience; use, enjoyment,” from aisier “to ease,” from aise (see ease). The meaning “legal right or privilege of using something not one’s own” is from early 15c.


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