Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A corruption of comedy.
  • noun Community.
  • noun The commonalty; the common people.
  • noun In Scots law, a piece of land belonging to two or more common proprietors, and in general burdened with sundry inferior rights of servitude, such as feal and divot, etc.; a common.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Scots Law) A common; a piece of land in which two or more persons have a common right.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Shakespeare's jesting mispronunciation of comedy, put into the mouth of Christopher Sly.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Lisa, we use the word “commonty” just to mean “land-held-in-common”.

    Jean's Knitting

  • Lisa, we use the word “commonty” just to mean “land-held-in-common”.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • “Down the commonty” is part of the mysterious family vocabulary which incomers (such as the people our children marry) find so difficult at first, although all have mastered it by now.

    Jean's Knitting

  • Every year on Games Day I take pictures of the specimen conifers we have planted down the commonty, with associated grandchildren.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • “Down the commonty” is part of the mysterious family vocabulary which incomers (such as the people our children marry) find so difficult at first, although all have mastered it by now.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Every year on Games Day I take pictures of the specimen conifers we have planted down the commonty, with associated grandchildren.

    Jean's Knitting

  • We planted ours when James and Cathy married, and it has struggled in the dry soil of the commonty, but is at last growing faster than the children.

    Jean's Knitting

  • We planted ours when James and Cathy married, and it has struggled in the dry soil of the commonty, but is at last growing faster than the children.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • It was a good commonty, as Christopher Sly says; nor were we sorry when it was done.

    The Newcomes

  • Is not a commonty a Christmas gambold or a tumbling-trick?

    Induction. Scene II. The Taming of the Shrew

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  • Taming of the Shrew.

    October 25, 2015