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commonage

[kom-uh-nij] /ˈkɒm ə nɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the joint use of anything, especially a pasture.
2.
the state of being held in common.
3.
something that is so held, as land.
Origin of commonage
1600-1610
1600-10; common + -age
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  • In 1663 this house was called the Goat, and enjoyed the right of commonage for two cows and one heifer upon Chelsea Heath.

  • The Abbot of Gloucester had ninety acres of land in Walmore, at eight pence an acre rent, for cultivation, but not for commonage.

    The Forest of Dean H. G. Nicholls
British Dictionary definitions for commonage

commonage

/ˈkɒmənɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(mainly law)
  1. the use of something, esp a pasture, in common with others
  2. the right to such use
2.
the state of being held in common
3.
something held in common, such as land
4.
another word for commonalty (sense 1)
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