Common Lands


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Common Lands

An archaic designation of property set aside and regulated by the local, state, or federal government for the benefit of the public for recreational purposes.

Common lands established by the Federal government are known as public lands.

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Moreover, if the soldiers themselves are to cultivate that common land which is appropriated for their support, there will be no distinction between the soldier and the husbandman, which the legislator intended there should be; and if there should be any others who are to cultivate the private property of the husbandman and the common lands of the military, there will be a fourth order in the state which will have no share in it, and always entertain hostile sentiments towards it.
They must lead somewhere --to something else than common land, more palmy than the palms.
Deposits and Guarantees required: All competitors must provide temporary deposit in favor of the contracting union of the common lands of the plain, according to art.
Government data shows that common lands are declining at a rate of about two percent a year.
Such projects continue to claim two percent of the country's common lands each year, ensuring they will face greater civil unrest across the country if the government doesn't recognize the land rights of rural and tribal people," he concluded.
With Omidyar Network's funding, FES will reach thousands of additional rural communities with programs that enable them to access, share and conserve their common lands.
The Freemen have managed Llantrisant's common lands since the 14th century, which includes the Guild Hall, Town Pumps, Castle Green and Graig mountainside.
America's ancient continuum of forest and community can be divided into five distinct categories: common lands, public lands, town forests, watershed plantations, and forest parks; lands owned by local conservation commissions, which gained popularity after 1960, are a sixth category.
The enclosure of common lands at the start of Britain's Industrial Revolution was a disaster for those without property and power.
It wasn't, for instance, the poor who benefited most from the rights to common lands, but commercial enterprises trading at distances with herds of sheep and cattle.
Scott describes several examples of this process; one is the enclosure of common lands.
In "Agons of the Manor," Christopher Kendrick locates Marvell's "Upon Appleton House" and two land division reform proposals, one part of a project of scientific (Baconian) reform and another associated with the Digger occupation of common lands, in the context of historiographical debates about the revolutionary status of the English Civil War.