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purpresture

[ per-pres-cher ]
/ pərˈprɛs tʃər /
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noun Law.
the wrongful enclosure of or intrusion upon lands, waters, or other property rightfully belonging to the public at large.
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Origin of purpresture

1150–1200; Middle English <Old French pourpres(t)ure, porpresure enclosure, occupied space, equivalent to pourprise, porprise (past participle of purprendre to seize upon, encroach upon, enclose, equivalent to pur- por-pro-1 + prendre to take <Latin prehendere;see prehension) + -ure-ure
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