Definition Of commonage


the common people; the commonalty.

the right of pasturing animals on common land.

Several of his neighbours with rights to commonage beside Michael's land also had turbines erected.

Example Of commonage

  • All farmers with ewe quota and commonage must comply with the relevant framework plan in order to be eligible for direct payments from the Department of Agriculture.

  • Any farmer with commonage has been paid.

  • Farmers can appeal their commonage on an individual basis.

  • Farmers have to either accept the recommended destocking level; have it checked by an agricultural consultant or opt out of using their commonage altogether.

  • For example, if sheep grazing on commonage lost their markings, quick traditional methods were to hand to allocate the animals and so avoid the creaky slowness of the law.

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