- held jointly; for general use; public: commonable lands.
- allowed to be pastured on common land: commonable cattle.
Origin of commonable
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Examples from the Web for commonable
At Huntingdon, for example, it was the freemen dwelling in "commonable" houses who were privileged to use the common.The Customs of Old England
F. J. Snell
Wages, however, were then eked out by home industries and commonable rights.The Political History of England - Vol. X.
The Forest became one of the commonable lands of Royal Chases or hunting-grounds.
The commonable alps are let by auction for a term of years, and, in opposition to ancient principles, strangers may bid for them.
Some of the largest tracts of waste land to be found in England are the waste or commonable lands of royal forests or chases.
- (of land) held in common
- English history (esp of sheep and cattle) entitled to be pastured on common land
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