Commonty

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Commonty (Scots Law) A common; a piece of land in which two or more persons have a common right.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n commonty Community.
    • n commonty The commonalty; the common people.
    • n commonty In Scots law, a piece of land belonging to two or more common proprietors, and in general burdened with sundry inferior rights of servitude, such as feal and divot, etc.; a common.
    • n commonty A corruption of comedy.
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Usage

In literature:

Sam'l's design was to forestall him by taking the shorter path over the burn and up the commonty.
"Stories by English Authors: Scotland" by Various
Sam'l's design was to forestall him by taking the shorter path over the burn and up the commonty.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
I am naturally leisurely, but we climbed the commonty at a stride.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
Mr. Watts was conducting the service on the commonty.
"Auld Licht Idylls" by J. M. Barrie
The two skeletons were lately found after the division of the commonty that recently took place.
"A History of the Gipsies" by Walter Simson
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