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SUPPORT, n Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The right of support is an easement consisting in the privilege of resting the joists or beams of one’s house upon, or inserting their ends into, the wall of an adjoining house belonging to another owner. It may arise either from contract or prescription. 3 Kent. Comm. 430. Support also signifies the right to have one’s ground supported so that it will not cave in, when au adjoining owner makes an excavation.


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