What does commonage mean?

Definitions for commonage
ˈkɒm ə nɪdʒcom·mon·age

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commonagenoun

    property held in common


  1. commonagenoun

    The condition of land that is held in common

  2. commonagenoun

    The right to pasture animals on common land

  3. Etymology: Compare communage.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Commonagenoun

    The right of feeding on a common; the joint right of using any thing in common with others.

    Etymology: from common.


  1. commonage

    Common land is land owned by a person or collectively by a number of persons, over which other persons have certain common rights, such as to allow their livestock to graze upon it, to collect wood, or to cut turf for fuel.A person who has a right in, or over, common land jointly with another or others is usually called a commoner. In the New Forest, the New Forest Commoner is recognised as a minority cultural identity as well as an agricultural vocation, and members of this community are referred to as Commoners.In Great Britain, common land or former common land is usually referred to as a common; for instance, Clapham Common and Mungrisdale Common. Due to enclosure, the extent of common land is now much reduced from the millions of acres that existed until the 17th century, but a considerable amount of common land still exists, particularly in upland areas. There are over 8,000 registered commons in England alone.


  1. commonage

    Commonage is a term used to refer to land that is owned collectively or shared by a community, where members have certain rights such as grazing livestock or gathering firewood. This concept is commonly found in places with a tradition of communal land ownership such as parts of the UK, Ireland, and other countries around the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commonagenoun

    the right of pasturing on a common; the right of using anything in common with others

  2. Etymology: [Cf. OF. communage.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commonage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commonage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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