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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.
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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
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(ˈiz mənt)

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]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.easement - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)easement - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
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
liberalisation, liberalization, relaxation - the act of making less strict
decompressing, decompression - relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
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(34) In a 1964 Revenue Ruling, the IRS ruled that a taxpayer who placed a restrictive easement on property adjacent to a federal highway, limiting the use and development of the land to preserve a scenic view, was entitled to a charitable income-tax deduction equal to the easement's fair market value.
For example, if market data shows that buyers value property adjacent to a nature preserve more highly than property adjacent to a large-lot subdivision (as is sometimes permitted under conservation easements), a restrictive easement on the subject parcel may be more likely to enhance the value of adjacent parcels than one permitting a large-lot subdivision.
For example, each of the services has acquired restrictive easements governing development or entered into cooperative agreements with state and local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to establish buffer zones around or near military installations to maintain and improve natural resources and protect against development that could affect their ability to operate and train.

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