noun ven·ville \ˈvenˌvil\

Definition of venville



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at village, field

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