That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an appendage; an accessory; something annexed to another thing more worthy; in common parlance and legal acceptation, something belonging to another thing as principal, and which passes as incident to it, as a right of way, or other easement to land; a right of common to pasture, an outhouse, barn, garden, or orchard, to a house or messuage. In a strict legal sense, land can never pass as an appurtenance to land. Globes . . . Provided as appurtenances to astronomy. (Bacon) The structure of the eye, and of its appurtenances. (Reid)
Origin: OF. Apurtenaunce, apartenance, f. Appartenance, LL. Appartenentia, from L. Appertinere. See Appertain.