Ease"ment (?), n. [OF. aisement. See Ease, n.]


That which gives ease, relief, or assistance; convenience; accommodation.

In need of every kind of relief and easement. Burke.

2. Law

A liberty, privilege, or advantage, which one proprietor has in the estate of another proprietor, distinct from the ownership of the soil, as a way, water course, etc. It is a species of what the civil law calls servitude.


3. Arch.

A curved member instead of an abrupt change of direction, as in a baseboard, hand rail, etc.


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