• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abuttal The butting or boundary of land, particularly at the end; a headland.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abuttal That part of a piece of land which abuts on or is contiguous to another; a boundary; a line of contact: used mostly in the plural.
    • n abuttal The fact of abutting or of lying contiguous: as, the abuttal of the land on a highway.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Abuttal an abutment:
    • Abuttal (pl.) the boundaries
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. abouter, lit. to join end to end (à, to, bout, end). See Butt, the end.


In literature:

There is always a dispute between the municipality and the abutters.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
All abutters are obliged to enter the sewers; and no surface-drainage nor cesspools are allowed.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3" by Various
The bridges were mostly Howe wooden truss uncovered, with stone or wooden abuttments.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
Unsanitary alleys exist because the abutters do not complain loudly enough to the right authorities.
"Euthenics, the science of controllable environment" by Ellen H. Richards
It abutts on a palisaded earthwork that can be easily taken.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue

In news:

To follow up on the March 31 walk, the Conservation Commission invites abutters and interested members of the public to a site walk on Dec 1, at 9 a.m.
Citing a procedural issue regarding proper notice to abutters and the public, the Mattapoisett Planning Board agreed not to vote on a request by Diane D'Orlando for approval of a repetitive petition in their meeting on Monday evening.
No abutters to the River Road two-lot definitive subdivision plan attended the public hearing on Monday, September 17 at the regular Marion Planning Board meeting.
Bourassa was scheduled to meet with abutters about the plans last week.
Abutters were disappointed last week when a hearing scheduled by the Zoning Board of Appeals was canceled after its public posting was fumbled by Town Hall.

In science:

This degenerates at the E2 term up to finite groups, and in any case induces a filtration on its abuttment.
Selmer groups of Hecke characters and Chow groups of self products of CM elliptic curves