admeasurement of pasture

A writ for the proper division of rights of common.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • admeasurement of pasture — In English law, a writ which lay between those that had common of pasture appendant, or by vicinage, in cases where any one or more of them surcharged the common with more cattle than they ought. This remedy has long been abolished in England and …   Black's law dictionary

  • admeasurement — /aedmezharmant/ Ascertainment by measure; measuring out; assignment or apportionment by measure, that is, by fixed quantity or value, by certain limits, or in definite and fixed proportions admeasurement of dower admeasurement of pasture… …   Black's law dictionary

  • admeasurement, writ of — A common law remedy which lay against persons who usurped more than their share, in the two following cases: admeasurement of dower, and admeasurement of pasture …   Black's law dictionary

  • pasture — Verb: To take the cattle or other grazing animals of another on one s land for grazing. Noun: Grass land devoted to the grazing of cattle and other grazing animals. See admeasurement of pasture; ancient pasture; common of pasture …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ of admeasurement — A common law remedy which lay against persons who usurped more than their share, in the two following cases: admeasurement of dower, and admeasurement of pasture …   Black's law dictionary

  • de admensuratione — /diy aedmenshareyshiyowniy/ Of admeasurement. Thus, de admensuratione dotis was a writ for the admeasurement of dower, and de admensuratione pastures was a writ for the admeasurement of pasture …   Black's law dictionary

  • second surcharge — A writ issued against a person who had surcharged a common after there had been an admeasurement of pasture. See 3 Bl Comm 239 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • unmeasured right of common — A commoner s right of common before it was admeasured or apportioned under a writ of admeasurement of pasture. The uncertainty of this right caused it to be called erroneously a common without stuff or sans nombre. See 3 Bl Comm 239 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Admeasure — Ad*meas ure (?; 135), v. t. [Cf. OF. amesurer, LL. admensurare. See {Measure}.] 1. To measure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To determine the proper share of, or the proper apportionment; as, to admeasure dower; to admeasure common of pasture.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down Survey — The Down Survey, also known as the Civil Survey, refers to the mapping of Ireland carried out by William Petty, English scientist in 1655 and 1656. The survey was apparently called the Down Survey by Petty because the results were set down in… …   Wikipedia

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