servient estate
servient estate see estate 4

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

servient estate
n.
Land subject to an easement; land that the owner of a dominant estate is allowed to use for some specific purpose.

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


servient estate
A parcel of land that is subject to an easement that benefits another parcel of real estate, called a dominant estate. For example, one parcel (the servient estate) might be subject to a right of way that provides access to another parcel (the dominant estate). (See also: running with the land)
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House

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

servient estate
n.
   real property which has an easement or other use imposed upon it in favor of another property (called the "dominant estate"), such as right of way or use for access to an adjoining property or utility lines. The property giving usage is the servient estate, and the property holding usage of the easement is the dominant estate.
   See also: dominant estate, easement

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Servient estate — Servient Serv i*ent, a. [L. serviens, entis, p. pr. See {Serve}.] Subordinate. [Obs. except in law.] Dyer. [1913 Webster] {Servient tenement} or {Servient estate} (Law), that on which the burden of a servitude or an easement is imposed. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • servient estate — Same as servient premises …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estate — es·tate /i stāt/ n [Anglo French estat, literally, state, condition, from Old French, from Latin status, from stare to stand] 1: the interest of a particular degree, nature, quality, or extent that one has in land or other property compare fee;… …   Law dictionary

  • servient tenement — See: servient estate Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N …   Law dictionary

  • Servient — Serv i*ent, a. [L. serviens, entis, p. pr. See {Serve}.] Subordinate. [Obs. except in law.] Dyer. [1913 Webster] {Servient tenement} or {Servient estate} (Law), that on which the burden of a servitude or an easement is imposed. Cf. Dominant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Servient tenement — Servient Serv i*ent, a. [L. serviens, entis, p. pr. See {Serve}.] Subordinate. [Obs. except in law.] Dyer. [1913 Webster] {Servient tenement} or {Servient estate} (Law), that on which the burden of a servitude or an easement is imposed. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • servient — /sarv(i)yant/ Serving; subject to a service or servitude. A servient estate is one which is burdened with a servitude …   Black's law dictionary

  • servient — adj. Denoting an estate subject to an easement or servitude. See also estate, easement. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • servient tenement — /sarv(i)yant tenamant/ The person whose land is subject to an easement. An estate in respect of which a service is owing, as the dominant tenement is that to which the service is due. Northwestern Improvement Co. v. Lowry, 104 Mont. 289, 66 P.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • servient premises — Land owned by one person which is subject to an easement in another. A tenement or estate upon which an easement in the form of a charge or burden is placed for the benefit of a dominant estate or tenement. See easement …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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