Turbary Tur"ba*ry, n.; pl. {Turbaries}. [LL. turbaria a place for digging peat, from turba peat. See {Turf}.] (Eng. Law) A right of digging turf on another man's land; also, the ground where turf is dug. [1913 Webster]

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  • Turbary — A turbary is a piece of peatland from which turf may be cut for fuel. By extension, the word may be applied to the material extracted from the turbary. This means peat which seems usually, perhaps always, to be moss peat. Turbary, which is more… …   Wikipedia

  • turbary — /tarbariy/ Turbary, or common of turbary, is the right or liberty of digging turf upon another man s ground …   Black's law dictionary

  • turbary — noun a) A piece of peatland from which turf may be cut for fuel. b) Material extracted from a turbary …   Wiktionary

  • turbary — [ tə:b(ə)ri] noun (in full common of turbary) (plural turbaries) Brit. the legal right to cut turf or peat for fuel on common ground or on another person s ground. ↘a place where turf or peat is dug or cut. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • turbary — See common of turbary …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • turbary — /terr beuh ree/, n., pl. turbaries. 1. land, or a piece of land, where turf or peat may be dug or cut. 2. Law. the right to cut turf or peat on a common land or on another person s land. [1275 1325; ME turbarye < ML turbaria, equiv. to turb(a)… …   Universalium

  • turbary — n. land where peat or turf may be dug up; right of digging peat or turf on land not one s own (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Turbary — The right to cut peat or turf, also the place where these are cut. Most of the hills around Hemyock had turbaries …   Medieval glossary

  • turbary — tur·ba·ry …   English syllables

  • turbary —   n. land from which peat may be cut …   Dictionary of difficult words

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