Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural turbaries)(in full common of turbary) [mass noun] British
1The legal right to cut turf or peat for fuel on common ground or on another person’s ground.
- The profit of turbary is the right to cut turf or peat, usually in order to burn it.
- Many bog owners and people with turbary rights cut turf on an acre plot.
- Typical rights might include turbary or grazing rights.
1.1 [count noun] A place where turf or peat is dug or cut under the right of turbary.
- The peat produced in these turbaries was sometimes used within the manor or priory, but a large proportion was sold.
- Turf banks and turbaries are held under all sorts of conditions.
Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French turberie, from Old French tourbe 'turf'.
Words that rhyme with turbaryBurberry
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