Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Tenement Definition:

Property that could be subject to easements.

Related Terms: Dominant Tenement, Servient Tenement, Easement, Hereditament, Tenendum

Appears to no longer have any use in land law or even in the common law except to describe the real properties which are connected by easement; the dominant tenement and the servient tenement.

In W. J. Byrne's A Dictionary of English Law (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1923), he describes a tenement as:

"... a thing which is the subject of tenure....

"In popular language, tenement means a house. And in modern statutes it sometimes has that meaning."

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