Commonable
Commonable Com"mon*a*ble, a. 1. Held in common. ``Forests . . . and other commonable places.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Allowed to pasture on public commons. [1913 Webster]

Commonable beasts are either beasts of the plow, or such as manure the ground. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • commonable — [käm′ənə bəl] adj. [see COMMON, n. 1] 1. allowed to pasture on land owned by the village, town, etc. 2. held in common: said of land …   English World dictionary

  • commonable — Entitled to common. @ commonable beasts Commonable beasts are either beasts of the plow, as horses and oxen, or such as manure the land, as kine and sheep. Beasts not commonable are swine, goats, and the like. 2 Bl. Comm. 33 @ …   Black's law dictionary

  • commonable — Entitled to common. @ commonable beasts Commonable beasts are either beasts of the plow, as horses and oxen, or such as manure the land, as kine and sheep. Beasts not commonable are swine, goats, and the like. 2 Bl. Comm. 33 @ …   Black's law dictionary

  • commonable — /kom euh neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. held jointly; for general use; public: commonable lands. 2. allowed to be pastured on common land: commonable cattle. [1610 20; COMMON + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • commonable — adjective a) Owned, managed or used in common b) That may be pastured on common land …   Wiktionary

  • commonable — adj. public, jointly used (often referring to pasture land) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commonable — adjective Brit., chiefly historical (of land) allowed to be jointly used or owned. ↘(of an animal) allowed to be pastured on public land …   English new terms dictionary

  • commonable — com·mon·able …   English syllables

  • commonable — /ˈkɒmənəbəl/ (say komuhnuhbuhl) adjective 1. held in common, or subject to general use, as lands. 2. that may be pastured on common land …   Australian English dictionary

  • commonable — adj. 1 (of an animal) that may be pastured on common land. 2 (of land) that may be held in common. Etymology: obs. common to exercise right of common + ABLE …   Useful english dictionary

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