Appurtenant Way Law and Legal Definition

Appurtenant way is a right of way which is incident to an estate, which inheres in the land, concerns the premises, pertains to its enjoyment and passes with it.

An appurtenant way ordinarily does touch the close to and from which it leads, and that it should is commonly essential to its enjoyment; but it is not always thus essential, and when not, the dominant may be separated even at a long distance from the servient tenement. [Graham v. Walker, 78 Conn. 130 (Conn. 1905)].