Lammas lands

plural noun
variants: or Lammas meadows

Definition of Lammas lands

English law
: lands or meadows held in severalty during the crop-raising period but subject to rights of common at other times (as for pasturage)

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so called from their becoming common on Lammas day

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“Lammas lands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lammas%20lands. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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