[pas-cher-ij, pahs-]


the activity or business of pasturing livestock.

Origin of pasturage

First recorded in 1525–35; pasture + -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pasturage



the right to graze or the business of grazing cattle
another word for pasture
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Word Origin and History for pasturage

1530s, from Old French pasturage (13c, Modern French pâturage), from pasturer "to pasture" (see pasture (v.)).

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