damage feasant

damage feasant
/dsmaj fiyzant/ Doing damage. A term formerly applied to a person's cattle or beasts found upon another's land, doing damage by treading down the grass, grain, etc. 3 Bl.Comm. 7, 211. This phrase seems to have been introduced in the reign of Edward III, in place of the older expression "en son damage" (in damno suo)

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • damage feasant — /fezˈənt/ adjective Doing damage (of beasts trespassing) • • • Main Entry: ↑damage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Damage feasant — Dam age fea sant [OF. damage + F. faisant doing, p. pr. See {Feasible}.] (Law) Doing injury; trespassing, as cattle. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damage feasant — Doing damage; the damage caused by trespassing animals. See distress damage feasant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • damage feasant English Law — [ fi:z(ə)nt] noun damage done on one person s land by another person s trespassing animal, which justifies the landowner in retaining the animal until compensated. adverb on grounds of damage caused to land or property. Origin C16: from OFr.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • damage feasant — /dsmaj fiyzant/ Doing damage. A term formerly applied to a person s cattle or beasts found upon another s land, doing damage by treading down the grass, grain, etc. 3 Bl.Comm. 7, 211. This phrase seems to have been introduced in the reign of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • damage-feasant — …   Useful english dictionary

  • distress damage feasant — A landowner s seizure and impounding of animals found trespassing and doing damage on his land, and holding them until compensation for the damage sustained is made. 4 Am J2d Am § 55 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • feasant — /fiyzant/ Doing, or making, as, in the term damage feasant (doing damage or injury), spoken of cattle straying upon another s land …   Black's law dictionary

  • feasant — /fiyzant/ Doing, or making, as, in the term damage feasant (doing damage or injury), spoken of cattle straying upon another s land …   Black's law dictionary

  • feasant — The process of acting or putting into effect. See damage feasant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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