Abut Definitions for Land Surveyors

abutTo touch as contiguous estates, along a border or with a projecting part; as, his land abuts on the road. 2 To terminate or touch with an end; as, two lots abutting each other. 3 To cause to abut; to support by abutment; as, to abut a timber against a post.

abuttals—The buttings or boundings of lands, showing to what other land, highways, or places they belong, or are abutting. Should be distinguished from buttals and sidings, i.e., end boundary lines on the sides of something.

abutter—An owner or occupant whose property adjoins or touches other land.

abutting owner—An owner of land which abuts or adjoins. The term usually implies that the relative parts actually adjoin, but is sometimes loosely used without implying more than close proximity. See also abut.

abutting property—The buttings or boundings of lands, showing to what other lands they belong or are abutting.

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms“, used with permission.

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