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negative easement

noun

Definitions of negative easement

  • an easement (=the right that someone has to use the land belonging to another) where the dominant owner (=someone who has a limited right to use the land belonging to another eg a right of way) stops the servient owner (=the owner of land over which someone else has limited rights of use) from doing something; the right to prevent something from being done on land owned by another or limiting the use of land owned by another

    "Most of the lots were deeded to others with a restriction imposing a restrictive negative easement on the land such that the lots could be used only for residential purposes."

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