turbary

turbary

[tur-buh-ree]
noun, plural turbaries.
1.
land, or a piece of land, where turf or peat may be dug or cut.
2.
Law. the right to cut turf or peat on a common land or on another person's land.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English turbarye < Medieval Latin turbāria, equivalent to turb(a) turf + -āria -ary1

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turbary (ˈtɜːbərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  land where peat or turf is cut or has been cut
2.  Also called: common of turbary (in England) the legal right to cut peat for fuel on a common
 
[C14: from Old French turbarie, from Medieval Latin turbāria, from turba peat, turf]

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