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Common Land

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Common land

Meaning of Common land

A more extended term for what Is sometimes more shortly called simply common; land, i. e. in which there is right of common (see Common), land which there is right to use in common, for pasturing, etc. The term is also used rather pop’ularly and loosely than legally to mean land owned in severalty but used in common.


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See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Primitive Accumulation
  • Further Reading

    De Soto, Hernando, 2000. The Mysteries of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. New York: Basic Books.

    Digital Library of the Commons. https://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu.

    Freyfogle, Eric T. 2003. The Land We Share: Private Property and the Common Good. Washington, DC: Island Press.

    National Research Council. 2002. The Drama of the Commons: Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. Ed. Elinor Ostrom et al. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

    Olson, Mancur. 1965. The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    Ostrom, Elinor. 1990. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

    Rose, Carol M. 1994. Property and Persuasion: Essays on the History, Theory, and Rhetoric of Ownership. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

    Stevenson, Glenn G. 1991. Common Property Economics: General Theory and Land Use Applications. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

    Common land in Law Enforcement

    Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of common land.


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    • Law Enforcement Officer
    • Police Officer
    • Law Enforcement Agency

    Further Reading

    English Legal System: Common Land

    In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Common Land : Land subject to rights of *common. The Commons Registration Act 1965 provides for the registration with local authorities of all common land in England and Wales, its owners, and claims to rights of common over it. Subject to the investigation by Commons Commissioners of disputed cases, and to exceptions for land becoming or ceasing to be common land, registration provides conclusive evidence that land is common land and also of the rights of common over it. Rights could be lost by failure to register.


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