from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The taking of fish in waters that one does not own but that by custom or law are open for such use by the public.
- noun A fishery.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law, the right or privilege of fishing in another man's waters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Law) The right or privilege of fishing in another man's waters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun law The right or privilege of fishing in somebody else's waters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Middle English piscaries, fishing rights, from Medieval Latin piscāria, from Latin, neuter pl. of piscārius, of fish, from piscis, fish. Sense 2, Medieval Latin piscārium : Latin piscis, fish + Latin -ārium, -arium.]
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Latin piscarius relating to fishes or to fishing, from piscis a fish.
Thousands of acres of rich cotton-lands were exchanged by the Indians for orders on the store, they giving warranty deeds to same, reserving only the rights of piscary and massacre.