improvement
im·prove·ment n: a usu. permanent addition to or modification of real property that enhances its capital value and is distinguished from an ordinary repair in being designed to make the property more useful or valuable

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

improvement
I noun amelioration, betterment, change for the better, melioration, recovery, rehabilitation associated concepts: improvement bond, improvement district II index advance (increase), advantage, amendment (correction), augmentation, behalf, benefit (betterment), boom (increase), boom (prosperity), correction (change), development (progression), edification, growth (evolution), headway, panacea, profit, progress, promotion (advancement), reform, rehabilitation, renewal, reorganization, repair, revision (corrected version), revival

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


improvement
n.
A change that makes something better; an addition or change to buildings or land that goes beyond mere repairs and enhances its value, utility, or attractiveness.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


improvement
As applies to real estate, any permanent structure or work (such as planting trees) on real property, which increases its value or extends its useful life. As defined by the IRS, an addition to or alteration of a capital asset, which either increases its value or extends its useful life.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


improvement
n. A modification to real estate that increases its value.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

improvement
n.
   any permanent structure on real property, or any work on the property (such as planting trees) which increases its value.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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