abut
abut /ə-'bət/ vb abut·ted, abut·ting
vi: to touch along a border or with a projecting part
— used with on, upon, or against
the land abut s on the road
vt: to border on: reach or touch with an end
two lots that abut each other

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

abut
I verb aboutir, adjoin, attach, be adjacent to, be contiguous, border on, bound, butt, conjoin, connect, end at, extend to, join, lean against, meet, reach, rei adiacere, rem attingere, touch, verge on associated concepts: abutting land, abutting on the improvement, abutting owner, abutting property owner II index contact (touch), juxtapose

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


abut
v.
To share a boundary; to touch; to adjoin.

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


abut
When two pieces of land or other parcels of real property touch each other or share a common border.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

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


abut
v. To adjoin; to border on; to cease at the point of contact; to connect or join at a border; to share a common border with.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


abut
To reach; to touch. To touch at the end; be contiguous; join at a border or boundary; terminate on; end at; border on; reach or touch with an end. The term abutting implies a closer proximity than the term adjacent.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


abut
To reach; to touch. To touch at the end; be contiguous; join at a border or boundary; terminate on; end at; border on; reach or touch with an end. The term abutting implies a closer proximity than the term adjacent.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

abut
v.
   when two parcels of real property touch each other.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Abut — A*but , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abutting}.] [OF. abouter, aboter; cf. F. aboutir, and also abuter; a (L. ad) + OF. boter, buter, to push: cf. F. bout end, and but end, purpose.] To project; to terminate or border; to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abut — (v.) mid 13c., to end at, to border on, from O.Fr. aboter join end to end, touch upon (13c.), from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + bout end (see BUTT (Cf. butt) (n.3)). Related: Abutted; abutting …   Etymology dictionary

  • abut — [v] touch or be next to something adjoin, be adjacent to, border on, butt against, join, neighbor; concept 749 …   New thesaurus

  • abut — ► VERB (abutted, abutting) 1) be next to or share a boundary with. 2) touch or lean on. ORIGIN Old French abouter, from bouter strike, butt …   English terms dictionary

  • abut — [ə but′] vi. abutted, abutting [ME aboutien < OFr abouter, to join end to end < a , to + bout, end] to end (on) or lean ( upon) at one end; border ( on); terminate ( against) vt. to end at; border upon …   English World dictionary

  • abut — verb /əˈbʌt/ a) To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet. In a …   Wiktionary

  • Abut — Original name in latin Abut Name in other language Abut State code PH Continent/City Asia/Manila longitude 17.35423 latitude 121.60138 altitude 130 Population 2387 Date 2013 04 03 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • abut — UK [əˈbʌt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms abut : present tense I/you/we/they abut he/she/it abuts present participle abutting past tense abutted past participle abutted formal to be next to or touching an area or building …   English dictionary

  • abut — verb (abutted; abutting) Etymology: Middle English abutten, from Anglo French aboter, abuter, partly from Old French aboter to border on, from a (from Latin ad ) + bout blow, end, from boter to strike; partly from Old French abuter to come to an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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