Part of speech: noun

A right distinct from ownership of the soil, as to running water or free air.

Part of speech: noun

That which gives ease or relief.

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Usage examples "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", Unknown.
  2. For to take his easement. - "Dialogues in French and English", 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.", Richard Hakluyt.