[ dis-kom-uh n ]
/ dɪsˈkɒm ən /
verb (used with object)
(at Oxford and Cambridge) to prohibit (tradespeople or townspeople who have violated the regulations of the university) from dealing with the undergraduates.
Law. to deprive of the character of a common, as by enclosing a piece of land.
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Origin of discommon
1470–80; dis-1 + obsolete common to participate, associate
Words nearby discommon
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British Dictionary definitions for discommon
/ (dɪsˈkɒmən) /
(tr) law to deprive (land) of the character and status of common, as by enclosure
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