|n.||1.||(Rom. Law) One to whom a right of surface occupation is granted; one who pays quitrent for a house built upon another man's ground.|
|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; superficial.|
|2.||(Rom. Law) Situated or built on another man's land, as a house.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.