Dominant estate


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Related to Dominant estate: Servient tenement
(Law) the estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate, the estate over which the servitude extends being called the servient estate or tenement.

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The proposed easement of right of way is established at the point least prejudicial to the servient estate, and insofar as consistent with this rule, where the distance of the dominant estate to a public highway may be the shortest.
The decades-old doctrine requires mineral owners - considered the dominant estate - to accommodate the surface owner's existing use of the land if at all possible.
provides that only the owner of a dominant estate may acquire a predial
According to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, it would be unfair to the owner of the dominant estate to extinguish a prescriptive easement appurtenant simply because the taxes were not paid on the servient estate.
The decades-old doctrine has traditionally required mineral owners - the dominant estate - to accommodate the surface owner's existing use of the land if at all possible.
the dominant estate with a right as a matter of law to demand passage