Common in gross
Common Com"mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] ``The weal o' the common.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; -- so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right. [1913 Webster]

{Common appendant}, a right belonging to the owners or occupiers of arable land to put commonable beasts upon the waste land in the manor where they dwell.

{Common appurtenant}, a similar right applying to lands in other manors, or extending to other beasts, besides those which are generally commonable, as hogs.

{Common because of vicinage} or {Common because of neighborhood}, the right of the inhabitants of each of two townships, lying contiguous to each other, which have usually intercommoned with one another, to let their beasts stray into the other's fields. -

{Common in gross} or {Common at large}, a common annexed to a man's person, being granted to him and his heirs by deed; or it may be claimed by prescriptive right, as by a parson of a church or other corporation sole. --Blackstone.

{Common of estovers}, the right of taking wood from another's estate.

{Common of pasture}, the right of feeding beasts on the land of another. --Burill.

{Common of piscary}, the right of fishing in waters belonging to another.

{Common of turbary}, the right of digging turf upon the ground of another. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Common in gross — Gross Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See {Gross}, a.] 1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. The gross of the enemy. Addison. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common in gross — An easement in gross, that is, a right not supported by a dominant estate but attached to, and vested in, the person to whom it is granted. See easement in gross …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • common in gross — also common at large A species of common which is neither appendant nor appurtenant to land, but is annexed to a man s person, being granted to him and his heirs by deed; or it may be claimed by prescriptive right, as by a person of a church or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • common in gross — also common at large A species of common which is neither appendant nor appurtenant to land, but is annexed to a man s person, being granted to him and his heirs by deed; or it may be claimed by prescriptive right, as by a person of a church or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • common in gross — a common not appendant or appurtenant to the ownership of any land but belonging to a person as an independent subject of property and requiring a deed for its transfer called also common at large …   Useful english dictionary

  • In gross — Gross Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See {Gross}, a.] 1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. The gross of the enemy. Addison. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in gross — In a large quantity or sum; without deduction, division, or particulars; by wholesale. At large, in one sum; not annexed to or dependent upon another thing. Common in gross is such as is neither appendant nor appurtenant to land, but is annexed… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in gross — In a large quantity or sum; without deduction, division, or particulars; by wholesale. At large, in one sum; not annexed to or dependent upon another thing. Common in gross is such as is neither appendant nor appurtenant to land, but is annexed… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in gross — Without deduction; considered as a whole. Braun s Appeal, 105 Pa 414. In one sum. At large; attached to a person rather than appurtenant to land. See alimony in gross; common in gross; easement in gross …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Advowson in gross — Gross Gross, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See {Gross}, a.] 1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. The gross of the enemy. Addison. [1913 Webster] For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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