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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Easement  \Ease"ment\,  n.  [OF.  aisement.  See  {Ease},  n.] 
  1.  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.  --Kent. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  A  curved  member  instead  of  an  abrupt  change  of 
  direction,  as  in  a  baseboard,  hand  rail,  etc 




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