Appurtenant, A priori, Arbiter, Arbitrary, Arbitration

Appurtenant n. A right or thing, such as an easement, attached to or associated with land, that benefits or burdens the use or enjoyment of the property by its owner and continues to do so when title passes to another.

a priori n. Latin. From what is before. Deductive reasoning or the ascertaining of truth by proceeding from an assumption to its logical conclusion rather than by actual experience or observation.

Arbiter n. One called upon to decide a legal dispute outside of a court.

Arbitrary adj. 1 Determined or founded on individual discretion, especially when based on one's opinion, judgment, or prejudice, rather than on fixed rules, procedures, or law. 2 Absolute; despotic; completely unreasonable; lacking any rational basis. This type of decision is often called arbitrary and capricious.

Arbitration n. A method of alternative dispute resolution whereby a dispute, with the consent of all the parties, is submitted to a neutral person or group for a decision, usually including full evidentiary hearing and presentations by attorneys for the parties.

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