discommon

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

Definition of discommon

1 obsolete : to exclude or banish from a community of interest specifically : to deprive of citizenship or of church fellowship
2 at Oxford and Cambridge Universities : to forbid (a tradesman) to deal with undergraduates
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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History and Etymology for discommon

Middle English discomenen, from dis- entry 1 + comen, commun common (noun)

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“Discommon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discommon. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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