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Easement  n.  
That which gives ease, relief, or assistance; convenience; accommodation. "In need of every kind of relief and easement."
(Law) A liberty, privilege, or advantage, which one proprietor has in the estate of another proprietor, distinct from the ownership of the soil, as a way, water course, etc. It is a species of what the civil law calls servitude.
(Arch.) A curved member instead of an abrupt change of direction, as in a baseboard, hand rail, etc.

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"Easement" Quotes from Famous Books

... favorable, so far as the improvement of the river was concerned; but the nine-mile road to the mines was unanimously voted impracticable. "To give you an idea of the country over which the road is to pass," wrote one of the commissioners, "I need only tell you that I considered it quite an easement when the wheel of my carriage struck a stump instead of a stone." The public mind was divided. Some held that the attempt to operate the coal mine was farcical, but that the improvement of the Lehigh River was an undertaking ...
— The Paths of Inland Commerce - A Chronicle of Trail, Road, and Waterway, Volume 21 in The - Chronicles of America Series • Archer B. Hulbert

... There was a knot or a twist, or a collection of knots and twists, or perhaps Bart's fingers bungled, for minutes passed before the hat could be fastened to suit either of them. Martha's head had all this time been thrust out of the easement, her gaze apparently fixed on a birdcage hung from a hook near ...
— The Tides of Barnegat • F. Hopkinson Smith

Words linked to "Easement" :   decrease, diminution, liberalization, ease, right of way, decompression, law, relief, step-down, liberalisation, easing, alleviation, jurisprudence, reduction, detente

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