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turbary (plural turbaries)

  1. A piece of peatland from which turf may be cut for fuel.
  2. Material extracted from a turbary.
  3. The right to cut turf from a turbary on a common or in some cases, another person's land.
    • Blackstone
      It seemed to have been generally understood that the lord could not approve, where the commoners had a right of turbary, piscary, of digging sand, or of taking any species of estovers upon the common.

Usage notes[edit]

The third sense is more fully expressed legally as common of turbary.