Common of estovers
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 of estovers — Estovers Es*to vers ([e^]s*t[=o] v[ e]rz), n. pl. [OF. estoveir, estovoir, necessary, necessity, need, prop. an infin. meaning to suit, be fit, be necessary. See {Stover}.] (Law) Necessaries or supplies; an allowance to a person out of an estate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common of estovers — the right to estovers * * * common of estovers The right of taking necessary wood from another s estate for household use and the making of implements of industry • • • Main Entry: ↑estover …   Useful english dictionary

  • common of estovers — A liberty of taking necessary wood for the use or furniture of a house or farm from off another s estate, in common with the owner or with others. 2 Bl.Comm. 35. It may be claimed, like common of pasture, either by grant or prescription …   Black's law dictionary

  • common of estovers — A liberty of taking necessary wood for the use or furniture of a house or farm from off another s estate, in common with the owner or with others. 2 Bl.Comm. 35. It may be claimed, like common of pasture, either by grant or prescription …   Black's law dictionary

  • common of estovers — The right a tenant has of taking necessary wood and timber from the woods of the landlord, for fuel, fencing, etc. See 32 Am J1st L & T § 219 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Common of pasture — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common of piscary — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common of turbary — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common/right of estovers — Brit., chiefly historical the right to take wood for fuel, repairs, or other necessary purpose from land which one does not own, especially land of which one is the tenant or lessee. → estovers …   English new terms dictionary

  • Estovers — Es*to vers ([e^]s*t[=o] v[ e]rz), n. pl. [OF. estoveir, estovoir, necessary, necessity, need, prop. an infin. meaning to suit, be fit, be necessary. See {Stover}.] (Law) Necessaries or supplies; an allowance to a person out of an estate or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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