noun(in phrase common of piscary) British, chiefly historical
The right of fishing in another’s water.
More example sentences
- Thus, the King, by virtue of his public trust responsibilities, was without powers to abridge ‘the public common of piscary’.
late 15th century: from medieval Latin piscaria 'fishing rights', neuter plural of Latin piscarius 'relating to fishing', from piscis 'fish'.
Definition of piscary in:
- The US English dictionary