common


common
com·mon 1 adj
1 a: of or relating to a community at large: public
common defense
b: known to the community
a common thief
2: belonging to or shared by two or more persons or things or by all members of a group
when the insured and the beneficiary perish in a common disaster
common areas of the building
3: of or relating to common stock
common shares
common 2 n
2: the legal right of taking a profit in another's land in common with the owner or others
the common of estovers
the common of pasture
3: a piece of land subject to common use: as
a: land jointly owned and used esp. for pasture
b: a public open area in a municipality
4: a condition of shared ownership: a condition in which a right is shared with an interest held by another person
held the estate in common see also tenancy in common at tenancy compare severalty 1

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

common
I (customary) adjective accepted, ascertained, commonplace, conventional, current, currently perceived, established, everyday, familiar, frequent, generally known, natural, normal, often met with, ordinary, popular, prevailing, prevalent, publicly known, received, recognized, repeatedly recognized, traditional, typical, universally known, usual, usually understood, well-known, widely known, widespread associated concepts: common assault, common-law, common-law burglary, common-law contempt, common-law copyright, common-law crime, common-law forgery, common-law jurisdiction, common-law larceny, common-law lien, common-law marriage, common-law misdemeanor, common-law murder, common-law nuisance, common-law remedy, common-law trademark, common-law trust, common-law wife, common liability, common peril, common question of law or fact, common seal, common source of title, common stock, common thief, common use II (shared) adjective belonging equally to, belonging to all, belonging to many, collective, communal, communis, commutual, conjoint, cooperative, for the use of all, in partnership, joint, mutual, owned jointly, participating, participatory, pertaining to the whole community, pooled, popular, public, publicus, reciprocal, shared among several, shared by two or more, universal, used by all associated concepts: common adventure, common belief, common boundary line, common carrier, common council, common directors, common disaster, common driveway, common enemy doctrine, common enterprise, common good, common interest, common jurisdiction, common knowledge, common labor, common lands, common necessity, common plan, common plea courts, common property, common recovery, common rights, common scheme, common stock, common wall, common walls III index accustomed (customary), average (standard), base (inferior), blatant (obtrusive), boiler plate, civic, cognate, competitive (open), concurrent (united), conjoint, conventional, customary, daily, familiar (customary), frequent, general, generic, habitual, household (familiar), ignoble, inelegant, informal, jejune (dull), joint, mediocre, mundane, mutual (collective), national, nondescript, normal (regular), orthodox, poor (inferior in quality), predominant, prevailing (current), prevalent, pro forma, profane, prosaic, proverbial, public (affecting people), reciprocal, regular (conventional), repeated, rife, routine, stale, tawdry, traditional, trite, typical, usual

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


common
adj.
(1) Ordinary; frequently occurring.
(2) Shared.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


common
Belonging to or pertaining to the general public. Common lands, also known as public lands, are those that are set aside for use by the community at large, such as parks and public recreation areas. Common also means habitual or recurring, such as offenses that are committed frequently or repeatedly. A common thief is one who has been repeatedly convicted of larceny.
Something that is common is owned equally by two or more people, such as a piece of land. A tenancy in common is an interest in land wherein at least two people share ownership.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


common
Belonging to or pertaining to the general public. Common lands, also known as public lands, are those that are set aside for use by the community at large, such as parks and public recreation areas. Common also means habitual or recurring, such as offenses that are committed frequently or repeatedly. A common thief is one who has been repeatedly convicted of larceny.
 
Something that is common is owned equally by two or more people, such as a piece of land. A tenancy in common is an interest in land wherein at least two people share ownership.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Common — Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common — ► ADJECTIVE (commoner, commonest) 1) occurring, found, or done often; not rare. 2) without special qualities, rank, or position; ordinary. 3) of the most familiar type. 4) showing a lack of taste and refinement supposedly typical of the lower… …   English terms dictionary

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