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To touch or to lie next to. The term is used in property to determine the obligations of a homeowner or the municipality.


Next to, touching, contiguous. Typically arises in the context of whether property owners have a duty to clean snow, ice, and debris from

the sidewalks abutting their property.
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MRI also showed that the mass abutted the parietal and temporal lobes of the brain in the absence of any intervening bone.
Such is the case with more recent compositions wherein angular shapes push one another around within the frame, amoebic forms vie for elbow room, and abutted and interlocking blocks of color compete in a push-pull that subverts the spatial dominance and fixity of each.
Additional peaks are observed due to magnetic fluctuations at the ends of the devices, which are more strongly pinned by abutted permanent-magnet thin films.
A team of geologists suggests that pieces of the earlier Appalachians exist in southern South America and perhaps Antarctica -- leftovers from a time 500 million years ago when the three continents may have abutted one another.