What does the word easement mean?

Usage examples for easement

  1. Quoth Werbel again: " And could that be that we might see my lady, the royal Uta, afore we take our easement?" – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  2. For to take his easement. – Dialogues in French and English by William Caxton
  3. The form and fashion of their houses in all places is four- square, with straight and narrow windows, whereby with a transparent easement made or covered with skin like to parchment they receive the light. – The Discovery of Muscovy etc. by Richard Hakluyt