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enclosure (inclosure)

n. land bounded by a fence, wall, hedge, ditch or other physical evidence of boundary. Unfortunately, too often these creations are not included among the actual legally-described boundaries and cause legal problems.


noun arena, barrier, blockade, border, boundary, bracket, cincture, circle, circumjacence, circumvallation, confine, confinement, container, custody, edge, embrace, encasement, encirclement, enclosed space, encompassment, enfoldment, fence, fenced in area, girdle, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, insertion, limit, limitation, perimeter, pound, receptacle, restriction, trammel, walled in area, wrapper, zone
See also: barrier, boundary, chamber, close, constraint, coverage, curtilage, imprisonment, parcel, scope

ENCLOSURE. An artificial fence put around one's estate. Vide Close.

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Boyle's depiction of real property rights within the context of the first enclosure movement examines social contract questions regarding the legitimacy of state power and the incentivisation that is seemingly inherent within those rights.
In the contemporary context, the nineteenth century criticisms relating to monopolies and the centralization of power stemming from iPRs have manifested in the second enclosure movement critique.
In diagnosing the harmful effects of the present enclosure movement Boyle, Lessig, Benkler (among others) have turned to empirical evidence, or the lack thereof, concerning the benefits and detriments of IPRs.
In The Second Enclosure Movement Boyle implies that the question whether social production can scale further into other domains outside of open source software is perhaps the wrong question.
Boyle's lingering optimism concerning the scale-ability of social production is seemingly founded on the promise of ensuring that the inputs of information production are not locked away as a corollary of the second enclosure movement.
See James Boyle, The Second Enclosure Movement and the Construction of the Public Domain, 66 LAW & CONTEMP.
Jane Austen never explicitly condemned the enclosure movement in either her fiction or her letters.
But Henry Tilney's comments in Northanger Abbey prove that Austen was also aware of the political controversies surrounding the enclosure movement in her time.
Jane Austen left the political arguments about the enclosure movement behind the doors of rooms where gentlemen gathered after dinner.
The enclosure movement affected the manner in which the clergy were paid agricultural tithes, and Howlett and others wanted to ensure that they would continue to get their due.
His address to fellow churchmen and members of the ecclesiastical hierarchy highlights the new concerns raised by the enclosure movement at the end of the eighteenth century.
Readers who know little about the enclosure movement in Georgian England will nevertheless distrust John Dashwood's motives in land improvement and acquisition.