discommon

transitive verb

dis·​common
də̇s,
(ˈ)dis+
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
3
a
: to deprive of the right of common (as of pasture)
b
: to deprive of commonable quality (as land by enclosing it)

Word History

Etymology

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 13 Jul. 2024.

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