res communes

plural noun
res com·mu·nes | \ˌrāskəˈmüˌnās, ˌrēzkəˈmyü(ˌ)nēz\

Definition of res communes 

Roman & civil law

: things owned by no one and subject to use by all : things (as light, air, the sea, running water) incapable of entire exclusive appropriation

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History and Etymology for res communes

Late Latin, literally, common things

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to reject or criticize sharply

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