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Definition of "commonage" [com•mon•age]

  • The right to pasture animals on common land. (noun)
  • The state of being held in common. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commonage" in a sentence
  • "Ms Muller is one of 62 shareholders in the Rossport commonage, which is on the modified route for the Corrib gas onshore pipeline."
  • "In his play about John Clare, The Fool, Edward Bond evokes the anxiety of Clare and his fellow villagers around 1815 at the Acts of Enclosure by the big landowners that were robbing them of their rights of commonage, including their rights in woods and forests:"
  • "Like rabbits and pigeons, rooks were part of the unofficial commonage of the parish."
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