Abutter Law and Legal Definition

Abutter is a person who owns adjacent land. A person whose property abuts, is contiguous, or joins at a border or boundary, provided no other land, road or street intervenes.

The following is an example of a case law on abutter:

The abandoned highway, prior to disposal by the Government, must be offered to all of offered to the abutters in compromise without distinction and without reference to the amount or character of damages sustained by each, for a reasonable length of time and at a reasonable price. Any offer to one or more abutters to the exclusion of other abutting owners is a fraud upon the rights of such other abutting owners and a conveyance made pursuant to such fraudulent offer must be set aside. [Smith v. Rose, 15 Haw. 289, 289-290 (Haw. 1903)].