Discommon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Discommon (Law) To deprive of commonable quality, as lands, by inclosing or appropriating.
    • Discommon To deprive of privileges.
    • Discommon To deprive of the right of common.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • discommon To deprive of the character of a common, as a piece of land; appropriate to private ownership, as common land, by separating and inclosing it.
    • discommon To deprive of the right of a common.
    • discommon To deprive of the privileges of a place; especially, in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, to prohibit (a tradesman or townsman who has violated the regulations of the university) from dealing with the undergraduates. The power to do this lies with the vice-chancellor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Discommon dis-kom′un to deprive of the right of common, or, at Oxford and Cambridge, of dealing with undergraduates.
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