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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

PASTURAGE, n. Sc. Law usage: the servitude right of pasturing animals on another's land (Sc. 1946 A. D. Gibb Legal Terms 63).Sc. 1722 W. Forbes Institutes I. ii. 139:
Common Pasturage, a Right to feed Cattle on another's Ground, either in common with the Proprietor, or in common with others excluding him.
Sc. 1773 Erskine Institute ii. ix. § 16:
A right of pasturage may be effectually constituted by the common clause of “part and pertinent”, without the aid either of prescription or of a clause of pasturage.
Sc. c.1800 Hume Lectures (Stair Soc.) VI. 249:
The minister . . . raised process for designation of grass, out of the lands of an heritor who was subject to a servitude of pasturage.
Sc. 1850 Session Cases (1850–1) 35:
Sir James Grant and his curator have failed to prove servitude rights of pasturage and firing in the common.

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