Commonage
Commonage Com"mon*age, n. [Cf. OF. communage.] The right of pasturing on a common; the right of using anything in common with others. [1913 Webster]

The claim of commonage . . . in most of the forests. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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  • commonage — index populace Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • commonage — [käm′ənij] n. [see COMMON, n. 1 & AGE] 1. the right to pasture on land owned by the village, town, etc. 2. the state of being held in common 3. public or common land 4. the common people; commonalty …   English World dictionary

  • commonage — noun Date: 1649 1. community land 2. commonalty 1a(2) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commonage — /kom euh nij/, n. 1. the joint use of anything, esp. a pasture. 2. the state of being held in common. 3. something that is so held, as land. 4. commonalty. [1600 10; COMMON + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • commonage — noun a) The condition of land that is held in common b) Th right to pasture animals on common land …   Wiktionary

  • commonage — n. right to pasture on public land …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commonage — noun chiefly Brit. 1》 the right of pasturing animals on common land.     ↘land held in common. 2》 the common people; the commonalty …   English new terms dictionary

  • commonage — com·mon·age …   English syllables

  • commonage — com•mon•age [[t]ˈkɒm ə nɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) the joint use of anything, esp. a pasture 2) the state of being held in common 3) something that is so held, as land 4) commonalty 1) • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • commonage — /ˈkɒmənɪdʒ/ (say komuhnij) noun 1. the use of anything in common, especially of a pasture. 2. the right to such use. 3. the state of being held in common. 4. that which is so held, as land. 5. → commonalty (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

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