appurtenance

[ uh-pur-tn-uh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF appurtenance
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Yet we say, "I have hope," and there hope would be in the category of Having, Appurtenance.

Appurtenance, ap-pur′ten-ans, n. that which appertains to: an appendage or accessory: (law) a right belonging to a property.

Indeed, that was as it should be; for she was only an appurtenance of my mattress, or self-acting bedstead on four castors.

One other appurtenance of a dining-room is found in all early inventories—a voider.

It may be called the Garden of Eden Room, for in every part and appurtenance it speaks of sweet content and blessed repose.

Pale sunlight flooded the square, white room where, in all its dignified complexity of appurtenance, the simple meal was laid out.

The two had a simultaneous birth, but it was an appurtenance of the latter that marked the distinction and gave the names.

The Zulus hold that a dead body can cast no shadow, because that appurtenance departed from it at the close of life.

Kwaque he merely accepted, as an appurtenance, as a part of the human landscape, as a chattel of Dag Daughtry.

Dinner was served in a small white Georgian dining-room, with every appurtenance of almost Sybaritic luxury.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "right, privilege or possession subsidiary to a principal one," from Anglo-French apurtenance (12c.), Old French apartenance, present participle of apartenir "be related to," from Latin appertinere "to pertain to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pertinere "belong to" (see pertain).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPURTENANCE

accessory

nounornament; accompanying item; supplementary part
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