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- n. Improvement of common lands by converting them for advantage of the landlord.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Approbation.
- n. a confession of guilt by a prisoner charged with treason or felony, together with an accusation of his accomplish and a giving evidence against them in order to obtain his own pardon. The term is no longer in use; it corresponded to what is now known as turning king's (or queen's) evidence in England, and state's evidence in the United States.
- n. Improvement of common lands, by inclosing and converting them to the uses of husbandry for the advantage of the lord of the manor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . The act of approving; approbation; an expression of assent or preference.
- n. In law, the act of becoming an approver or informer; the act of a prisoner who confesses, and accuses his accomplices; the act of turning king's or state's evidence.
- n. In old English law: The improvement by the lord of a manor of common or waste lands by inclosing and converting them to his own use.
- n. The profits of such lands.
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