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English noun: easement

1. easement (attribute) (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)


Broader (hypernym)exclusive right, perquisite, prerogative, privilege


Narrower (hyponym)public easement, right of way


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. easement (act) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)


SamplesHe asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain.


Synonymsalleviation, easing, relief


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down


Narrower (hyponym)decompressing, decompression, detente, liberalisation, liberalization, palliation, relaxation, spasmolysis









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