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Definition: Common in gross
, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2).
1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. “The gross
of the enemy.”
For the gross of the people, they are considered as
a mere herd of cattle. --Burke.
2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times
twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
Advowson in gross
(Law), an advowson belonging to a person,
and not to a manor.
A great gross
, twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four
By the gross
, by the quantity; at wholesale.
Common in gross
. (Law) See under Common
In the gross
, In gross
, in the bulk, or the undivided
whole; all parts taken together.
1. The people; the community. [Obs.] “The weal o' the
2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure,
for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the
public; or to a number of persons.
3. (Law) The right of taking a profit in the land of another,
in common either with the owner or with other persons; --
so called from the community of interest which arises
between the claimant of the right and the owner of the
soil, or between the claimants and other commoners
entitled to the same right.
, a right belonging to the owners or
occupiers of arable land to put commonable beasts upon the
waste land in the manor where they dwell.
, a similar right applying to lands in
other manors, or extending to other beasts, besides those
which are generally commonable, as hogs.
Common because of vicinage
or Common because of neighborhood
, the right of the inhabitants of each of two
townships, lying contiguous to each other, which have
usually intercommoned with one another, to let their
beasts stray into the other's fields. -
Common in gross
or Common at large
, a common annexed to a
man's person, being granted to him and his heirs by deed;
or it may be claimed by prescriptive right, as by a parson
of a church or other corporation sole. --Blackstone.
Common of estovers
, the right of taking wood from another's
Common of pasture
, the right of feeding beasts on the land
of another. --Burill.
Common of piscary
, the right of fishing in waters belonging
Common of turbary
, the right of digging turf upon the
ground of another.