ven·​ville | \ ˈvenˌvil \
plural -s

Definition of venville

: a tenure under English law peculiar to the neighborhood of Dartmoor forest by which the tenants have some rights in the forest

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History and Etymology for venville

alteration (influenced by -ville, suffix of place names, from Old French ville town, village) of Middle English vennefeld, wengefeld, from venne, wenge (of unknown origin) + feld field

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“Venville.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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