Dominant Estate Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Dominant Estate.

Dominant Estate (noun)

In the field of real estate law, a Dominant Estate refers to a land or property that benefits from an easement on another "Servient Estate," despite a portion of the property being sold or transferred to another party. The rights to employ certain purposes, such as utility lines or a driveway, are preserved by the Dominant Estate. When positioned against Servient Estate (which is the land being used or burdened by the Dominant Estate), there is the enduring advantage for its owner. The terms Dominant Estate and Dominant Tenement are used interchangeably.