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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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The Open Spaces Society was formed, as the Commons Preservation Society, in 1865, just at the end of the inclosures, when the commons began to be taken for development.
183) He reiterated that although levying war for some private purpose was not treason within the constitutional definition,</p> <pre> [i]nsurrections in order to throw down all inclosures, to open all prisons, to enhance the price of all labour, to expel foreigners in general, or those from any single nation living under the protection of government, to alter the established law, or to render it ineffectual--insurrections to accomplish these ends, by numbers and an open and armed force, are a levying of war against the United States.
Congress passed the Unlawful Inclosures Act in 1885.
The English Chancery Court recognized this principle over 300 years ago when it wrote, in the context of what today would be termed a defendant class action, 'If the Defendant should not be bound, Suits of this Nature, as in the case of Inclosures, Suit against the Inhabitants for Suit to a Mill, and the like, would be infinite, and impossible to be ended.
Against Inclosures, 9 NOTES AND QUERIES, at 230-131 (2nd ser.
Miles of broad streets shaded by trees and lined with fine buildings, for the most part not in continuous blocks but set in larger or smaller inclosures, stretched in every direction.
Heslop concludes that while enclosed land can be more productive than open field agriculture, in Bucks, "the increase of inclosures has not increased the quantity of grain" (Heslop iii).
All the country from Holkam to Houghton was a wild sheep-walk before the spirit of improvement seized the inhabitants; and this glorious spirit has wrought amazing effects; for instead of boundless wilds, and uncultivated wastes, inhabited by scarce any thing but sheep; the country is all cut into inclosures and cultivated in a most husband-like manner, richly manured, well peopled, and yielding an hundred times the produce than it did in its former state.
Miles of broad streets, shaded by trees and lined with fine buildings, for the most part not in continuous blocks but set in larger inclosures, stretched in every direction.
In the total context of the intent of the colonial ordinance, the conditions of the times and the nature of wharves and inclosures, the court decisions affirming a private right to wharf and inclose can be easily understood.
It is difficult to sound the depth of his resentment when, denied access to Harlowe Place, he is forced to seek out its "unfrequented paths" and "briery inclosures," to lodge at a "wretched alehouse: disguised like an inmate of it" as though he were some love- sick suitor in a popular romance.
For several years past, the plan pursued has been to plant the inclosures with Scotch pines only [a tree very similar to our pitch-pine], and when the pines have got to the height of five or six feet, then to put in good strong oak plants of about four or five years' growth among the pines,--not cutting away any pines at first, unless they happen to be so strong and thick as to overshadow the oaks.