discommon

transitive verb dis·common \də̇s, (ˈ)dis+\

Definition of discommon

  1. 1 obsolete :  to exclude or banish from a community of interest; specifically :  to deprive of citizenship or of church fellowship

  2. 2 at Oxford and Cambridge Universities :  to forbid (a tradesman) to deal with undergraduates

  3. 3a :  to deprive of the right of common (as of pasture) b :  to deprive of commonable quality (as land by enclosing it)

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Origin and Etymology of discommon

Middle English discomenen, from 1dis- + comen, commun common (noun) — more at common


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