common


common
Belonging or shared equally by more than one. Of frequent occurrence. Without special or distinguishing characteristics. An incorporeal hereditament which consists in a profit which one man has in connection with one or more others in the land of another.
See profit (profit a prendre).
Tract of land set apart by city or town for use by general public. Formerly, such land was to be used for common pasturage. Now usually called "parks."
Common appendant. In old English law, a right annexed to the possession of arable land, by which the owner is entitled to feed his beasts on the lands of another, usually of the owner of the manor of which the lands entitled to common are a part. 2 Bl.Comm. 33
common, adj
Usual, ordinary, accustomed; shared among several; owned by several jointly. Belonging or pertaining to many or to the majority. Generally or prevalent, of frequent or ordinary occurrence or appearance; familiar by reason of frequency. Webb v. New Mexico Pub. Co., 47 N.M. 279, 141 P.2d 333, 335.
Also, usual, customary, and habitual, professed, or confessed, and used indefinitely in various terms implying illegal or criminal conduct, such as common scold, common thief, etc.
- common barretor
- common carrier
- common chase
- common condedit
- common day
- common debtor
- common diligence
- common drunkard
- common error
- common fishery
- common highway
- common informer
- common inn
- common intendment of law
- common intent
- common jury
- common labor
- common nuisance
- common occupant
- common scold
- common seal
- common sergeant
- common stock
- common traverse
- common vouchee
- common wall, see those titles

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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