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COMMON, N Definition & Legal Meaning

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An incorporeal hereditament which consists in a profit which one man has in connection with one or more others in the land of another. Trustees v. Robinson, 12 Serg. & R. (Pa.) 31; Van Rensselaer v. Radcliff. 10 Wend. (N. Y.) 047. 25 Am. Dec. 582; Watts v. Coffin, 11 Johns. (N. Y.) 498. Common, in English law, is an incorporeal right which lies in grant, originally commencing on some agreement between lords and tenants, which by time has been formed into prescription, and continues good, al- BL.LAW DICT.(2D ED.)

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