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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fixture  \Fix"ture\  (f[i^]ks"t[-u]r;  135),  n.  [Cf.  {Fixure}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  fixed  or  attached  to  something  as  a 
  permanent  appendage;  as  the  fixtures  of  a  pump;  the 
  fixtures  of  a  farm  or  of  a  dwelling,  that  is  the  articles 
  which  a  tenant  may  not  take  away 
 
  2.  State  of  being  fixed;  fixedness. 
 
  The  firm  fixture  of  thy  foot.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Law)  Anything  of  an  accessory  character  annexed  to  houses 
  and  lands,  so  as  to  constitute  a  part  of  them  This  term 
  is  however,  quite  frequently  used  in  the  peculiar  sense 
  of  personal  chattels  annexed  to  lands  and  tenements,  but 
  removable  by  the  person  annexing  them  or  his  personal 
  representatives.  In  this  latter  sense  the  same  things  may 
  be  fixtures  under  some  circumstances,  and  not  fixtures 
  under  others  --Wharton  (Law  Dict.).  --Bouvier. 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  frequently  substituted  for  fixure 
  (formerly  the  word  in  common  use)  in  new  editions  of 
  old  works 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fixture 
  n  :  a  object  firmly  fixed  in  place  (especially  in  a  household) 




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