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. [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 pasture — the right of pasturing animals on another s land * * * common of pasture (law) The ancient right to graze animals on common land • • • Main Entry: ↑common …   Useful english dictionary

  • common of pasture — A right of feeding the beasts of one person on the lands of another. Van Rensselaer v Radcliffe (NY) 10 Wend 639 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 …   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 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

  • admeasurement of pasture — In English law, a writ which lay between those that had common of pasture appendant, or by vicinage, in cases where any one or more of them surcharged the common with more cattle than they ought. This remedy has long been abolished in England and …   Black's law dictionary

  • admeasurement of pasture — In English law, a writ which lay between those that had common of pasture appendant, or by vicinage, in cases where any one or more of them surcharged the common with more cattle than they ought. This remedy has long been abolished in England and …   Black's law dictionary

  • admeasurement of pasture — A writ for the proper division of rights of common …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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