Piscary Pis"ca*ry, n. [L. piscarius relating to fishes or to fishing, fr. piscis a fish.] (Law) The right or privilege of fishing in another man's waters. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • piscary — [pis′kə rē] n. pl. piscaries [ML piscaria < L piscarius, of fish, of fishing < piscis,FISH] 1. Law the right of fishing in waters owned by another: now only in common of piscary 2. a place for fishing …   English World dictionary

  • piscary — 1) the right to fish in another man s waters (legal). Also called common of piscary 2) a fishing place or fishing ground where fish may be caught 3) a fishery 4) a fish market 5) a fisherman 6) a fish monger …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • piscary — [ pɪskəri] noun (in phr. common of piscary) Brit., chiefly historical the right of fishing in another s water. Origin C15: from med. L. piscaria fishing rights …   English new terms dictionary

  • piscary — /piskariy/ The right of fishing. Thus, common of piscary is the right of fishing in waters belonging to another person …   Black's law dictionary

  • piscary — n. Phrases and idioms: common of piscary the right of fishing in another s water in common with the owner and others. Etymology: ME f. med.L piscaria neut. pl. of L piscarius f. piscis fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • piscary — /pis keuh ree/, n., pl. piscaries. 1. Law. the right or privilege of fishing in particular waters. 2. a place for fishing. [1425 75; late ME < ML piscaria, neut. pl. (fishing rights) and fem. sing. (fishing place) of L piscarius of fishing or… …   Universalium

  • Piscary — The ancient right to take fish from ponds and pools and streams; the Latin word used in records was piscaria. [< Lat. piscis = fish] Cf. Piscina; Rights of common …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • piscary — pɪskÉ™rɪ n. privilege to fish in a particular area; fishing area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • piscary — pis·ca·ry …   English syllables

  • piscary — /ˈpɪskəri/ (say piskuhree) noun (plural piscaries) 1. Law the right or privilege of fishing in particular waters. 2. a fishing place. {late Middle English, from Medieval Latin piscāria, properly feminine of Latin piscārius relating to fish} …   Australian English dictionary

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