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a. The act of easing or the condition of being eased.
b. Something that affords ease or comfort.
2. Law A right to make limited use of another's land, such as a right of way.
1. (Law) 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
2. the act of easing or something that brings ease
1. a right held by one property owner to make use of the land of another for a limited purpose, as right of passage.
2. an easing; relief.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French]
the right one landowner has been granted over the land of another, as the right of access to water, right of way, etc., at no charge.See also: Land, Law
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|Noun||1.||easement - (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land)|
exclusive right, prerogative, privilege, perquisite - a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
public easement - any easement enjoyed by the public in general (as the public's right to use public streets)
right of way - the privilege of someone to pass over land belonging to someone else
|2.||easement - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"|
spasmolysis - the relaxation or relief of muscle spasms
detente - the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
palliation - easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause