Etymology
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easement (n.)

late 14c., "compensation, redress," from Old French aisement "comfort, convenience; use, enjoyment," from aisier "to ease," from aise (see ease (n.)). The meaning "legal right or privilege of using something not one's own" is from early 15c.

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Definitions of easement

easement (n.)
(law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land);
easement (n.)
the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance);
Synonyms: easing / alleviation / relief
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