discommon

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ common

VerbEdit

discommon (third-person singular simple present discommons, present participle discommoning, simple past and past participle discommoned)

  1. To deprive of the right of common.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
  2. To deprive of privileges.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Warton to this entry?)
  3. (law) To deprive (lands etc.) of commonable quality, by enclosing or appropriating.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  4. (transitive, Britain, Oxford and Cambridge universities, historical) To deprive of the right to deal with undergraduates.
    • 1851, Oxford University Statutes: The University statutes, from 1767 to 1850
      [] persons violating the above statute are liable to a fine for the first offence, and to be discommoned for the second.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for discommon in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)