Definition of commonage in English:

commonage

Syllabification: com·mon·age
Pronunciation: /ˈkämənij
 
/

noun

  • 1chiefly British The right of pasturing animals on common land.
    More example sentences
    • Several of his neighbours with rights to commonage beside Michael's land also had turbines erected.
    • In February 2001 the Minister for Finance made a declaration to 40 local farmers which acknowledged and established their commonage and grazing rights on the lands.
    • In 2001 40 farmers established their commonage and grazing rights on the 426 acres of land.
  • 1.1Land held in common.
    More example sentences
    • However, arable land, dwellings and residences were lost, access to commonage denied and development promised by the betterment never materialised.
    • It has around 10 acres of land and a half share of 34 acres of commonage.
    • This came to a head last week when local farmers were in confrontation with local police concerning a group of horses, which had been grazing on the mountain commonage.
  • 2The common people; the commonalty.

More definitions of commonage

Definition of commonage in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw