Dominant Estate Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Dominant Estate, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Dominant Estate?

n. Term used in real estate law to refer to the piece of property that the rights are retained to despite splitting off the majority of the property to another party. For example: retaining the rights to a driveway or utilities. The servient estate is the property that was sold off which has an easement. These are also referred to as dominant tenement and servient tenement, respectively.