Fonds dominants, fonds servant

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Stobila, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Stobila Senior Member

    JHB South Africa

    I'm at lost to understand the meaning of this term " Fond dominants" and Fonds servants
    can someone please shed some light on the subject for me?
    Ce droit de passage sera exercé en tout temps et sans aucune restriction par les propriétaires des fonds dominants,
    my translation:
    This right of passage will be exercised at all time and without any restrictions whatsoever by the owners of the ...? dominating fund?????

    and further down it mentions:
    il sera interdit de stationer dans l'assiette du fond servant

    Parking will be prohibited in the underside of the...? serving fund????

    it's not clear in English and I suspect I do not fully understand the terminology in French
    can someone help me please?
  2. bloomiegirl

    bloomiegirl Senior Member

    New York
    US English
    Of course it's not clear; it's legal terminology!:rolleyes:

    From the GDT:

    fonds dominant n. m. Fonds, immeuble bâti ou non, bénéficiant de la servitude, dans ce cas appelée servitude active
    English: dominant tenement

    fonds servant n. m. Immeuble bâti ou non bâti assujetti à la charge d'une servitude, dans ce cas appelé servitude passive, au profit du fonds dominant.
    English: servient tenement

    servitude Charge imposée à un immeuble, le fonds servant (servient estate), au profit d'un autre immeuble, le fonds dominant (dominant estate), appartenant à un propriétaire distinct.
    English: easement
  3. Stobila Senior Member

    JHB South Africa
    I am eternally grateful Bloomiegirl,
    I could never have done this without you!
  4. bloomiegirl

    bloomiegirl Senior Member

    New York
    US English
    You're welcome, but I could not have posted without the GDT! :)

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