transitive verb
dis·​afforest | \ ¦dis+ \

Definition of disafforest

English law
: to reduce from the privileges of a forest to the state of ordinary land : exempt from the forest laws

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History and Etymology for disafforest

Medieval Latin disafforestare, from Latin dis- dis- entry 1 + Medieval Latin afforestare to afforest

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“Disafforest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disafforest. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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