Disafforest
Disafforest Dis`af*for"est, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disafforested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disafforesting}.] [Pref. dis- + afforest: cf. OF. desaforester.] (Eng. Law) To reduce from the privileges of a forest to the state of common ground; to exempt from forest laws. [1913 Webster]

By charter 9 Henry III. many forests were disafforested. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • disafforest — [dis΄ə fôr′ist, dis′e fôr΄ist] vt. 〚ML disafforestare: see DIS & AFFOREST〛 Eng. Law to reduce from the legal status of a forest to that of ordinary land * * * …   Universalium

  • disafforest — [dis΄ə fôr′ist, dis′e fôr΄ist] vt. [ML disafforestare: see DIS & AFFOREST] Eng. Law to reduce from the legal status of a forest to that of ordinary land …   English World dictionary

  • disafforest — verb To deforest See Also: disafforestation …   Wiktionary

  • disafforest — dis·af·for·est || ‚dɪsÉ™ fÉ’rɪst v. clear of forest or trees; to disforest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disafforest — [ˌdɪsə fɒrɪst] verb 1》 another term for deforest. 2》 English Law, historical reduce (a district) from the legal status of forest to that of ordinary land. Derivatives disafforestation noun disafforestment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disafforest — dis·afforest …   English syllables

  • disafforest — /dɪsəˈfɒrəst/ (say disuh foruhst) verb (t) → deforest. {Medieval Latin disafforestāre} –disafforestation, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • disafforest — /disafohrsst/ To restore to their former condition lands which have been turned into forests. To remove from the operation of the forest laws. 2 Bl. Comm. 416 …   Black's law dictionary

  • disafforest — /disafohrsst/ To restore to their former condition lands which have been turned into forests. To remove from the operation of the forest laws. 2 Bl. Comm. 416 …   Black's law dictionary

  • disafforest — To release a forest from the operation of the forest laws. Many forests were thus stripped of their oppressive privileges and regulations by the Charta de Foresta, 9 Henry 111. See 2 Bl Comm 416 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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