- an easing or being eased
- something that gives ease; a comfort, relief, or convenience
- Law a legal interest in real property that grants the right to use in some specified manner the property of another; often, specif., the right to enter upon or pass over another's land
Origin of easementMiddle English esement ; from Old French aisement
- a. The act of easing or the condition of being eased.b. Something that affords ease or comfort.
- Law A right to make limited use of another's land, such as a right of way.
- (law) Legal right to use another person's property, generally in order to cross a part of the property, or to gain access to something on the property.
- The power company has an easement to put their poles along the edge of this land.
- 2010, Marianne M. Jennings, Real Estate Law, page 75:
- The unrecorded document clearly granted an easement to the hallway and Watson had the document prior to closing.
- 2002, William H. Pivar, Robert Bruss, California Real Estate Law, page 383:
- Pacific Telephone had an easement "for the stringing of telephone and electric light and power wires" over the property of Salvaty.
- 1994, Theodore Steinberg, Nature incorporated: industrialization and the waters of New England, page 133:
- The Lake Company actually had an easement - a right to flood some of this land - dating from 1845.
- (archaic) Relief, easing.
- (archaic, euphemistic) The act of relieving oneself: defecating or urinating
- (architecture) A curved member instead of an abrupt change of direction, as in a baseboard, handrail, etc.
From Old French aisement.
easement - Computer Definition
In law, a legal interest in real property that affords one the right to make limited use of the property of another for a specified purpose, which often is a right of way across the property. See also right of way.
easement - Legal Definition