Dominant Tenement Law and Legal Definition

Dominant tenement is used when referring to easements to specify that property or estate that benefits from or has the advantage of an easement. In short The beneficiary of the easement is called a dominant tenement. The other property, which usually is adjacent, is the servient tenement which is the property from which the benefit of an easement is due. Dominant tenement is also referred to as dominant estate or upper estate