Contenement Law and Legal Definition

Contenement means countenance; appearance; that which is necessarily appurtenant to a tenement.

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

In English law, a "contenement" referred to a freehold or, in a broader sense, property of any kind necessary for a freeman to maintain his position. [Adams v. Murakami, 54 Cal. 3d 105 (Cal. 1991)].