commonage

commonage

[kom-uh-nij]
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:
1600–10; common + -age

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commonage (ˈkɒmənɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  chiefly law
 a.  the use of something, esp a pasture, in common with others
 b.  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

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