appurtenance

(law) An accessory that is connected to primary property, that is adapted to be used with that property and that generally is intended to be permanently affixed to that property. Appurtenances to a ship, for example, may include cranes attached to the ship for loading and unloading cargo. An easement for access to land is considered an appurtenance to that land. Industrial machinery that is affixed to a factory facility is an appurtenance to the building.

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