Definition of depasture in English:

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depasture

Pronunciation: /diːˈpɑːstʃə/

verb

[with object] British
Put (an animal) to graze on pasture: this right enables the commoners to depasture some 3,000 ponies
More example sentences
  • But thus if the pastoralist has right to depasture cattle and there were a native title right or interest, for example, to use some of the foliage or grasses that commonly were found in that area…
  • Nothing else was done to the land, except that it was resumed for the purpose of preventing cattle being depastured on it.
  • And if he thinks it is to his pastoral advantage he can depasture cattle or move cattle or sink wells?

Derivatives

depasturage

Pronunciation: /diːˈpɑːstʃɪdʒ/
noun
Example sentences
  • It was feared ‘that it would take away a very considerable portion of the depasturage for the cattle’ belonging to some of the town's people.
  • The commoners grazing rights basically mean than anyone living within the Forest of Dartmoor has the right of agistment or depasturage on the moor.
  • It was feared ‘that it would take away a very considerable portion of the depasturage for the cattle’ belonging to some of the town's people.

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