pourpresture
Purpresture Pur*pres"ture, n. [Probably corrupted (see {Prest}) fr. OF. pourprisure, fr. pourprendre: cf. LL. purprestura. Cf. {Purprise}.] (Law) Wrongful encroachment upon another's property; esp., any encroachment upon, or inclosure of, that which should be common or public, as highways, rivers, harbors, forts, etc. [Written also {pourpresture}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Pourpresture — Pour*pres ture (?; 135), n. (Law) See {Purpresture}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pourpresture — /purprestyar/par / In old English law, an inclosure. Anything done to the nuisance or hurt of the public demesnes, or the highways, etc., by inclosure or building, endeavoring to make that private which ought to be public. The difference between… …   Black's law dictionary

  • pourpresture — variant of purpresture * * * pourpose, pourpour(e, pourpre, pourpresture obs. ff. purpose, purple, purpresture …   Useful english dictionary

  • pourpresture — Same as purpresture …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Purpresture — Pur*pres ture, n. [Probably corrupted (see {Prest}) fr. OF. pourprisure, fr. pourprendre: cf. LL. purprestura. Cf. {Purprise}.] (Law) Wrongful encroachment upon another s property; esp., any encroachment upon, or inclosure of, that which should… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purpresture — An obstruction of or encroachment on a highway, made without right or proper authorization. 25 Am J1st High § 273. A structure obstructing a navigable water. 56 Am J1st Whar § 10. An encroachment on or appropriation of lands or waters which are… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pourpose — pourpose, pourpour(e, pourpre, pourpresture obs. ff. purpose, purple, purpresture …   Useful english dictionary

  • pourpour — pourpose, pourpour(e, pourpre, pourpresture obs. ff. purpose, purple, purpresture …   Useful english dictionary

  • pourpoure — pourpose, pourpour(e, pourpre, pourpresture obs. ff. purpose, purple, purpresture …   Useful english dictionary

  • pourpre — pourpose, pourpour(e, pourpre, pourpresture obs. ff. purpose, purple, purpresture …   Useful english dictionary

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