Abut Law and Legal Definition

The term abut means to lie adjacent. It is mostly used in relation to properties lying adjacent to each other. Abut also refers to touching or to reach. Properties that join at borders can also be defined by the term abut. When there is no intervening land between two parcels of land it can be called abutting parcels. Generally, properties that share a common boundary are abutting. Under property law, when two properties abut each other it means they are adjacent to each other and against each others' borders.