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disafforest


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disafforest  \Dis`af*for"est\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Disafforested};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disafforesting}.]  [Pref. 
  dis-  +  afforest:  cf  OF  desaforester.]  (Eng.  Law) 
  To  reduce  from  the  privileges  of  a  forest  to  the  state  of 
  common  ground;  to  exempt  from  forest  laws. 
 
  By  charter  9  Henry  III.  many  forests  were 
  disafforested.  --Blackstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disafforest 
  v  :  stripe  the  leaves,  branches,  or  entire  trees  from 
  "defoliate  the  countryside"  [syn:  {defoliate},  {deforest}, 
  {disforest}] 




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