Definition of Pannage

1. n. The food of swine in the woods, as beechnuts, acorns, etc.; -- called also pawns.



Definition of Pannage

1. Noun. Acorns and beech mast used as forage for pigs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pannage

1. the right to pasture swine in a forest [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pannage

1. The food of swine in the woods, as beechnuts, acorns, etc.; called also pawns. A tax paid for the privilege of feeding swine in the woods. Origin: OF. Pasnage, LL. Pasnadium, pastinaticum, fr. Pastionare to feed on mast, as swine, fr. L. Pastio a pasturing, grazing. See Pastor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pannage

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1. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1896)
"pannage. 1. General Account. Acorns and beech-nuts are the chief forest fruits used for feeding swine or deer, which also eat chestnuts, hazel-nuts, ..."

2. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1907)
"they may be eaten on the ground in the forest by swine (pannage), or by deer. ... B. pannage. pannage, or the feeding of swine on the mast of a forest, ..."

3. Rights of Common and Other Prescriptive Rights: Being Twenty-four Lectures by Joshua Williams (1880)
"Donkeys, goats, swine pannage. Grant. ... woods to feed on the acorns and mast of beech trees was a very usual right, and was called the right of pannage or ..."

4. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"By a grant of pannage. So, by the grant of pannage, the mast of the tree passes, not die trees themselves. Per two J. Dal. 47. (E 9. ..."

5. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"... who had asked for Mr. Maurice Berkeley to have the appointments of Master of the Game, and of the Office of Keeper, with the herbage and pannage of ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1895)
"pannage is explained as the feeding and fatting of hogs with the mast of the forest, and from the emolument arising out of this tithe was usually paid. ..."

7. French Forest Ordinance of 1669: With Historical Sketch of Previous by France (1883)
"Of the Sale or Letting by Auction of pannage, Mast, and Pasturage. ' Art. 1. When there shall be a sufficiency of acorns and beech-nuts to allow of a sale ..."

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